A primary care experience of open access to exercise stress test

Ng, C.J. and Khoo, E.M. (2007) A primary care experience of open access to exercise stress test. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 62 (3). pp. 241-244.

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This study described the practice profile of an open access exercise stress test (EST) service to the primary care physicians at a teaching hospital in 2000. We performed a retrospective review of all ESTs ordered and conducted by the primary care physicians. A total of 145 ESTs were conducted, of which 80.7 were referred for assessment of chest pain. Proportions of positive, negative, uninterpretable and inconclusive ESTs were: 22.1, 52.8, 18.1 and 6.9. Typical chest pain was independently associated with a positive EST in this study (p = 0.008, OR 5.50, 95 CI 1.56-19.37). Although referral to the open access EST service seemed appropriate, there is a need to reduce the number of uninterpretable and inconclusive results.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exercise stress test, primary medical care, chest pain, coronary; artery disease
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms azrahani halim
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 02:18
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 02:18
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10303

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