Evaluation of the effect of disseminating chest pain clinical guidelines via the BC Emergency Medicine Network
Objective: To evaluate the effect of disseminating the chest pain clinical guideline summary on ED length of stay (LOS), and tests and physician consultations within 30 days after ED discharge in rural and urban settings.
We hypothesize that after the program implementation,
ED Length of stay (LOS) will be shorter.
Fewer exercise stress tests, cardiac scans, echocardiograms and consultations within 30 days of the index ED visit in patients thought an ED diagnosis of MI.
Physicians will be aware of the guideline and change their practice resulting in the abovementioned outcomes.