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Clinical Prediction Rule of Christenson et al for Early Discharge of a Chest Pain Patient from the Emergency Department (Vancouver Chest Pain Rule)

Purpose:

To identify an adult with chest pain in the Emergency Department (ED) who can be discharged early using the Vancourver chest pain rule.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

I20, I21

Description:

Christenson et al developed a clinical prediction rule for identifying a patient with chest pain who can be discharged from the Emergency Department. This can help reduce health care costs without jeopardizing patient safety. The authors are from the University of British Columbia and several community hospitals in Vancouver, Canada.

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