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Table 2 Diagnostic impression after initial hospital attendance

From: A randomised controlled trial to measure the effect of chest pain unit care upon anxiety, depression, and health-related quality of life [ISRCTN85078221]

Diagnosis CPU care Routine care
Non-specific chest pain 144 (30.1%) 125 (25.4%)
Anxiety 13 (2.7%) 21 (4.3%)
Angina 63 (13.2%) 123 (24.9%)
Myocardial infarction 28 (5.8%) 27 (5.5%)
Gastro-oesophageal pain 74 (15.4%) 60 (12.2%)
Musculo-skeletal pain 122 (25.5%) 106 (21.5%)
Other diagnosis 26 (5.4%) 18 (3.7%)
Not recorded 9 (1.9%) 13 (2.6%)
  1. P < 0.0001 for the difference in distribution across the categories