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Heart 89:1008 doi:10.1136/heart.89.9.1008
  • Miscellanea

Observational study of prehospital delays in patients with chest pain

Objective: To define and measure patient reported prehospital delay in presentation to the emergency department with chest pain and identify simple strategies that may reduce this delay. The authors investigated the null hypothesis that the patient’s choice of service to call for acute medical help has no effect on the timing of thrombolysis.

Method: …