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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Abstract

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
Volume23
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002

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Erhardt, L., Herlitz, J., Bossaert, L., Halinen, M., Keltai, M., Koster, R., ... 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

Task force on the management of chest pain. / Erhardt, Leif; Herlitz, J.; Bossaert, L.; Halinen, M.; Keltai, M.; Koster, R.; Marcassa, C.; Quinn, T.; Van Weert, H.

In: European Heart Journal, Vol. 23, No. 15, 08.2002, p. 1153-1176.

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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, vol. 23, no. 15, pp. 1153-1176. https://doi.org/10.1053/euhj.2002.3194
Erhardt L, Herlitz J, Bossaert L, Halinen M, Keltai M, Koster R et al. Task force on the management of chest pain. European Heart Journal. 2002 Aug;23(15):1153-1176. https://doi.org/10.1053/euhj.2002.3194
Erhardt, Leif ; Herlitz, J. ; Bossaert, L. ; Halinen, M. ; Keltai, M. ; Koster, R. ; Marcassa, C. ; Quinn, T. ; Van Weert, H. / Task force on the management of chest pain. In: European Heart Journal. 2002 ; Vol. 23, No. 15. pp. 1153-1176.
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