Economic Evaluation of a Heart-Type Fatty Acid Binding Protein Based Protocol for Rapid Chest Pain Assessment

R Boyd, D Dixon, G Burrows, G Cook, PS Lewis

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages746-747
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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Fatty Acid-Binding Proteins
Pain Measurement
Chest Pain
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Troponin T
Cost Savings
Health Care Costs
Electrocardiography
Emergencies
Ischemia
Myocardial Infarction
Economics

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