Research Article| Volume 17, ISSUE 4, P685-699, December 1997

Chest Pain Centers

  • Anthony J. Joseph
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      Heart attack is the number one killer of adult Americans today.About 5.5 million adults come to emergency departments with the chief complaint of chest pain each year. Even though some are experiencing a heart attack, most of them are not. The Chest Pain Center model provides a conceptual framework for organizational and clinical decision making as we design new ways to delivering healthcare to our communities.
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