WILLIAM B. STASON, M.D., M.S.; HARVEY V. FINEBERG, M.D., PH.D.
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The evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease has important implications not only for the individual but also for society. A recent conference sponsored by the National Center for Health Care Technology ("Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Economic, Ethical, and Social Issues," Washington, D.C., 21-23 April 1981.) addressed clinical and economic questions on the "reasonable workup" of the patient with suspected coronary artery disease. Our views on this perplexing problem are summarized here.
The choice of a diagnostic strategy is complicated both by the broad clinical spectrum of the disease and by the wide variety of diagnostic options available to
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STASON WB, FINEBERG HV. Coronary Artery Disease: What is a Reasonable Diagnostic Strategy?. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:385–386. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-3-385
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(3):385-386.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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