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  1. The chest pain emergency department and the outpatient chest pain evaluation center : revolution or evolution ?

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To define the chest pain emergency department and the outpatient chest pain evaluation center, and to critically analyze the costs and benefits of modifying or replacing the current system of hospital-based evaluation of chest pain patients with these new systems.

    Data sources

    Peer-reviewed articles, published letters, book chapters, national health statistics, and personal communications were used.

    Sources were limited to those describing experiences in the United States.

    Study selection

    Relevant sources from the United States were reviewed.

    Data synthesis

    The widespread adoption of the chest pain ED as currently configured would result in increased health care expenditures of between $389 million and $3.9 billion.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Thorax, Urgence, Service hospitalier, Organisation hospitalière, Analyse coût, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prise en charge

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Thorax, Emergency, Hospital ward, Hospital organization, Cost analysis, Human, United States, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0230829

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.