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Musey PI, Jr., Kline JA
Emergency department cardiopulmonary evaluation of low-risk chest pain patients with self-reported stress and anxiety.
This study aimed to was to measure the frequency of self-identified stress or anxiety among chest pain patients, and compare their pretest probabilities, care processes, and outcomes. It concluded that without prompting, 8 percent of patients self-identified "stress" or "anxiety" as the etiology for their chest pain. Most had low pretest probability, were over-investigated for acute coronary syndrome and pulmonary embolism and not investigated for anxiety syndromes.
Citation: Musey PI, Jr., Kline JA . Emergency department cardiopulmonary evaluation of low-risk chest pain patients with self-reported stress and anxiety. J Emerg Med 2017 Mar;52(3):273-79. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2016.11.022.
Keywords: Anxiety, Emergency Department, Health Services Research (HSR), Pain, Stress