Safety of assessment of patients with potential ischemic chest pain in an emergency department waiting room: a prospective comparative cohort study.

@article{Scheuermeyer2010SafetyOA,
  title={Safety of assessment of patients with potential ischemic chest pain in an emergency department waiting room: a prospective comparative cohort study.},
  author={Frank Xavier Scheuermeyer and Jim Christenson and Grant Innes and Barb Boychuk and Eugenia Yu and Eric Grafstein},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={455-62}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Emergency department (ED) crowding has been associated with a variety of adverse outcomes. Current guidelines suggest that patients with potentially ischemic chest pain should undergo rapid assessment and treatment in a monitored setting to optimize the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. These patients may be at high risk of incorrect diagnosis and adverse events when their evaluation is delayed because of crowding. To mitigate crowding-related delays, we developed processes… CONTINUE READING

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The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
Current guidelines suggest that patients with potentially ischemic chest pain should undergo rapid assessment and treatment in a monitored setting to optimize the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
Current guidelines suggest that patients with potentially ischemic chest pain should undergo rapid assessment and treatment in a monitored setting to optimize the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
The rate of acute coronary syndrome , defined as acute myocardial infarction or objective unstable angina , was 11.7% in the monitored bed group and 7.6% in waiting room patients .
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