Task force on the management of chest pain

Leif Erhardt, J. Herlitz, L. Bossaert, M. Halinen, M. Keltai, R. Koster, C. Marcassa, T. Quinn, H. Van Weert

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In order to ensure the quality of the care delivered, quality indicators need to be registered in all patients. If we know, for instance, that the mean time to reach a diagnosis is 3 h this would represent the current quality. A new goal for quality improvement could then be to reduce the time by 33% to 2 h. This would be an improvement in quality, which could be measured. Similarly, by knowing the actual situation for a number of quality indicators goals can be set and improvements may be achieved by this type of quality development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1153-1176
Number of pages24
JournalEuropean heart journal
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2002

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Erhardt, L., Herlitz, J., Bossaert, L., Halinen, M., Keltai, M., Koster, R., Marcassa, C., Quinn, T., & Van Weert, H. (2002). Task force on the management of chest pain. European heart journal, 23(15), 1153-1176. https://doi.org/10.1053/euhj.2002.3194