Risk Factors of Pope et al for Failure to Diagnose Patients with Acute Cardiac Ischemia in the Emergency Department


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Pope et al identified risk factors for failing to diagnose patients presenting to the emergency department with either acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina. These patients are at risk for increased morbidity and mortality if discharged. The authors are from New England Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Rhode Island Hospital and Boston Medical Center.

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