Boyd, R, Dixon, D, Burrows, G, Cook, G and Lewis, PS (2012) Economic Evaluation of a Heart-Type Fatty Acid Binding Protein Based Protocol for Rapid Chest Pain Assessment. Academic Emergency Medicine, 19 (6). pp. 746-747. [Journal article]
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Chest pain is the most common reason for emergency hospital admission. As only a minority of these patients have acute myocardial infarction (AMI), improved diagnostics could reduce admissions with substantial potential cost savings. We have derived a novel accelerated diagnostic protocol (ADP), by which patients with normal initial heart-type fatty acid binding protein(H-FABP) and high sensitivity troponin T (hs-cTnT) levelsand no ECG ischemia could be immediately discharged. In an economic analysis, we sought to determine whether use of the ADP would reduce health care costs.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Computing & Engineering|
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Engineering Research Institute|
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
|Deposited By:||Dr Dorian Dixon|
|Deposited On:||09 Jul 2012 15:23|
|Last Modified:||11 Mar 2015 12:01|
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