Journal of Primary Health Care Journal of Primary Health Care Society
Journal of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

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The assessment of acute chest pain in New Zealand Rural Hospitals utilising point-of-care troponin.

Rory Miller , Garry Nixon

Abstract

Much of rural New Zealand lacks access to timely laboratory based highly sensitive troponin assay, instead relying on point-of-care troponin. These assays have much lower sensitivity and render the use of established accelerated chest pain pathways unsuitable for use in rural areas. We present a proposed pathway for those reliant on point-of-care troponin.

HC18007  Accepted 12 February 2018

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