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9-1-1 Triage of Non-Traumatic Chest Pain: Association with Hospital Diagnosis.

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Summary of "9-1-1 Triage of Non-Traumatic Chest Pain: Association with Hospital Diagnosis."

Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people seek emergency care-and one of the most critical. In the United States, chest pain is the second most common reason for emergency department (ED) visits. A patient's primary complaint of "chest pain" may reflect a broad range of underlying causes; therefore, it is important that emergency medical service (EMS) agencies gain a thorough understanding of these cases, beginning with the initial management of chest pain in the 9-1-1 center. The primary objective of this study was to compare hospital-confirmed patient discharge diagnoses to all calls handled by emergency medical dispatchers (EMDs) using the Chest Pain/Chest Discomfort (Non-Traumatic) Chief Complaint Protocol.

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Name: Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors
ISSN: 1545-0066
Pages: 1-10

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