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

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of internal medicine
Publication Date
Volume
170
Issue
3
Pages
251–255
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.474
PMID: 20142569
Source
Medline

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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