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Table 2 Attitudes and practices for patients with chest pain who are risk stratified as low risk for ACS (by whatever method)

From: Anxiety about anxiety: a survey of emergency department provider beliefs and practices regarding anxiety-associated low risk chest pain

  Mean (95% CI)   Mean (95% CI)
What % have anxiety or panic as primary cause of their symptoms? 30 (28–32) How often do you provide anxiety/panic specific treatment in the ED for these patients? 41 (38–43)
Of these patients, what % are male? 38 (36–39) How often do you provide any anxiety/panic specific prescriptions for these patients? 21 (19–24)
How often do you specifically tell these patients that you believe anxiety or panic may be the causing their symptoms? 42 (39–46) How often do you discharge these patients with information or instructions about anxiety or panic? 48 (45–51)
   How often do you discharge these patients with and ICD diagnosis of “anxiety” or “panic”? 29 (27–32)