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Gender disparities in stress test utilization in chest pain unit patients based upon the ordering physician's gender.

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      Physicians' gender may impact test utilization in the diagnosis of acute cardiovascular disease. We sought to determine if physician gender affected stress test utilization by patient gender in a low-risk chest pain observation unit.

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      [1 ] From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI.
      Journal
      Crit Pathw Cardiol
      Critical pathways in cardiology
      Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
      1535-2811
      1535-2811
      Dec 2014
      : 13
      : 4
      25396292
      10.1097/HPC.0000000000000026
      00132577-201412000-00005

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