A multicenter evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of a 0h/1h protocol in the assessment of emergency department chest pain patients

If a 0h/1h protocol implemented in routine care can rapidly identify a large proportion of chest pain patients suitable for early discharge, with no need for further cardiac testing, this may reduce ED and hospital crowding, objective testing, health care costs and will benefit both patients and the health care system.

Arash Mokhtari, Jakob Lundager Forberg, Caroline Hård av Segerstad, Ardavan Khoshnood, Mahin Akbarzadeh, Ulf Ekelund


European Society for Emergency Medicine, European Emergency Medicine Congress, Glasgow