Evaluation of the effect of disseminating chest pain clinical guidelines via the BC Emergency Medicine Network

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Principal Investigator: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR)
Datasets requested: 
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
consolidation - census geocodes
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation file (BC Ministry of Health)
Northern Health Authority
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

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.

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