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Table 1 GPs' assumptions and management of chest pain patients by gender

From: Gender bias revisited: new insights on the differential management of chest pain

GP assumption/procedure initiated by GP during index consultation  
  Patients presenting with chest pain (n = 1249)
  Women (n = 701) Men (n = 548) p-value
GP assumes CHD being the cause of chest pain - n(%) 126 (18.0) 119 (21.7) 0.10
Exercise test - n (%) 29 (4.1) 40 (7.3) 0.02
Referral cardiologist - n (%) 77 (11.0) 67 (12.2) 0.50
Exercise test or referral cardiologist - n (%) 104 (14.8) 104 (19.0) 0.05
GP assumes ACS being the cause of chest pain - n(%) 24 (3.4) 20 (3.6) 0.83
Hospital admission - n (%) 20 (2.9) 36 (6.6) < 0.01