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The course of nonspecific chest pain in primary care: symptom persistence and health care usage.

Authors
  • Glombiewski, Julia Anna
  • Rief, Winfried
  • Bösner, Stefan
  • Keller, Heidemarie
  • Martin, Alexandra
  • Donner-Banzhoff, Norbert
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Internal Medicine
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Feb 08, 2010
Volume
170
Issue
3
Pages
251–255
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.474
PMID: 20142569
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

For most patients with nonspecific chest pain, standard medical care does not offer sufficient help for symptom relief. One-tenth of patients with persistent chest pain underwent additional diagnostic testing of no known clinical benefit. Psychological referrals were rarely given.

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