Performance and potential impact of a chest pain prediction rule in a large public hospital.

@article{Reilly1999PerformanceAP,
  title={Performance and potential impact of a chest pain prediction rule in a large public hospital.},
  author={Brendan Reilly and Lakshmi Durairaj and Shabbir Husain and C Acob and Andy D. Evans and Theresa C Hu and Krishna Das and Robert Mcnutt},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={285-91}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the performance of a previously validated prediction rule for patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain and the potential impact of the rule on triage decisions. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In a prospective cohort study, physician investigators interviewed consecutive patients admitted for suspected acute ischemic heart disease (n = 207) by emergency department attending physicians who had not used the prediction rule. We measured the accuracy of the rule in… CONTINUE READING

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