Physician electrocardiogram reading in the emergency department—Accuracy and effect on triage decisions

@article{Jayes1992PhysicianER,
  title={Physician electrocardiogram reading in the emergency department—Accuracy and effect on triage decisions},
  author={Robert L. Jayes and Greg C. Larsen and RN MPHJoniR.Beshansky and Ralph B. D’Agostino and MSPH Dr. Harry P. Selker},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={7},
  pages={387-392}
}
Objective:To determine how well physicians in emergency departments read electrocardiographic (ECG) ST-segment and T-wave changes and how this affects triage decisions. Methods:In the emergency departments of six teaching and nonteaching hospitals, the authors prospectively collected physicians’ ECG readings and clinical data for 2,320 patients presenting with possible acute cardiac ischemia from 1979 to 1981. Results:Compared with electrocardiographers, the study physicians misread as normal41… CONTINUE READING

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