Source: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
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Date of publication: October 2014
Publication type: Case study
In a nutshell: GPs need to identify patients who are presenting with either possible or typical angina problems and refer them for specialist assessment to a Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC). However, there is a possibility that GPs may be cautiously over-diagnosing angina. This study incorporated chest pain symptom scoring in to the referral form, which resulted in improved GP discrimination of chest pain and fewer avoidable referrals.
Length of publication: 5 pages
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Acknowledgement: Barking and Havering NHS Trust