A recent study shows that risk of major cardiac events is low among patients who visit the emergency room with chest pain but are not diagnosed with an acute myocardial infarction. The study, led by Dr. Adam Sharp, a KPSOM Assistant Professor of Health System Science and a research scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation, also found no significant difference in 30-day outcomes for those admitted or observed to a hospital compared to those discharged with outpatient follow-up.
From Journal of General Internal Medicine
Chest pain may not require hospital stay
Study led by KPSOM researcher compares outcomes between admitted vs. non-admitted emergency patients