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Table 4 Initial diagnosis and level of care for treatment or follow-up with GP or specialist

From: Management of chest pain: a prospective study from Norwegian out-of-hours primary care

  Level of care for treatment or follow-up
  Total Managed at casualty clinic Referred to GP Referred to specialist non-urgently Admitted to hospital
Appraisal of the most probable cause (“initial diagnosis”)      
Ischaemic heart disease 50 2 3 2 43
Musculoskeletal pain 22 16 5 0 1
Psychiatric disease/anxiety 12 1 9 0 2
Pulmonary disease 5 3 1 0 1
Dyspepsia 5 1 4 0 0
Gastrointestinal disease, other than dyspepsia 3 1 0 0 2
Other diagnoses (arrhythmia, hypertensive crisis) 3 0 2 0 1
Total 100 24 24 2 50