Table 3

Diagnostic Testing and Resource Utilization

CCTASOCp Value
Length of stay, h6.3 (4.8–11.1)6.3 (4.5–25.5)0.80
Discharge status0.16
 Discharge from emergency department159 (65)144 (59)
 Admitted to hospital86 (35)101 (41)
ExECG at index visit23 (9)130 (53)<0.01
ExECG <30 days32 (13)143 (58)<0.01
SPECT at index visit2 (1)7 (3)0.18
SPECT <30 days2 (1)16 (7)<0.01
CMR at index1 (0)1 (0)1.00
CMR <30 days1 (0)3 (1)0.62
CCTA after index visit1 (0)2 (1)1.00
Outpatient diagnostic testing <30 days10 (4)26 (11)<0.01
Cost, €337 (337–932)511 (309–916)<0.01

Values are median (interquartile range) or n (%).

CMR = cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; ExECG = exercise electrocardiography; SPECT = single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging; other abbreviations as in Table 1.

  • Total of ExECG, SPECT, CMR, and CCTA in an outpatient setting after index ED visit.