Half of the patients with chest pain that are urgently referred are transported in unsafe conditions.
BACKGROUND: Patients with an acute coronary syndrome should be referred to hospital urgently to start reperfusion therapy as soon as possible. Owing to the risks of ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia, urgent transport should be organized under safe conditions, that is, with a defibrillator at hand. AIM: To evaluate the type of transport of patients with chest pain referred by their general practitioner (GP). DESIGN OF STUDY: Observational study. SETTING: A sentine...Expand abstract
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