Value of the timing of informing the emergency department patients on cardiac test results: a randomized controlled study

  title={Value of the timing of informing the emergency department patients on cardiac test results: a randomized controlled study},
  author={Mustafa Serinken and Mehmet Zencir and Ozgur Karcioglu and Serkan Şener and Ibrahim Turkcuer},
  journal={European Journal of Emergency Medicine},
Objective This study is designed to investigate the role of written information, and the value of its timing, provided to Emergency Department (ED) patients regarding cardiac enzyme tests (CET), on their personal concerns about their health status and their discussions with the emergency physicians as to their normal health status post-test. Materials and methods This is a prospective randomized controlled study. All consecutive patients used for this study were admitted to the university-based… 
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