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Table 2 Healthcare utilization in patients with non-cardiac chest pain, acute myocardial infarction and angina pectoris

From: Societal costs of non-cardiac chest pain compared with ischemic heart disease - a longitudinal study

  Non-cardiac chest pain (n = 99) Acute myocardial infarction (n = 51) Angina Pectoris (n = 49)
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 1 Year 2 Year 1 Year 2
Mean number of primary care and out-patient contacts per patient (m ± SD) 23.6 ± 27.0 30.0 ± 36.8 16.2 ± 13.4 33.6 ± 23.3 26.5 ± 23.0 38.3 ± 36.1
Mean number of hospital admissions per patient (m ± SD) 1.7 ± 1.4 0.9 ± 1.8 3.0 ± 1.6 0.6 ± 0.9 2.6 ± 1.7 1.3 ± 1.8
Mean length of hospital stay, days per patient (m ± SD) 3.4 ± 5.2 2.9 ± 9.4 9.0 ± 8.8 1.9 ± 3.8 6.8 ± 6.1 3.7 ± 8.3