J Gen Intern Med 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Background: Chest pain is the top reason for hospitalization/observation in the USA, but it is unclear if this strategy improves patient outcomes.
Objective: The objective of this study was to compare 30-day outcomes for patients admitted versus discharged after a negative emergency department (ED) evaluation for suspected acute coronary syndrome.
Design: A retrospective, multi-site, cohort study of adult encounters with chest pain presenting to one of 13 Kaiser Permanente Southern California EDs between January 1, 2015, and December 1, 2017. Read More