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Table 2 Appropriate decisions in regard to 6 process indicators

From: Gender bias revisited: new insights on the differential management of chest pain

  CHD No CHD
  Women (n = 88) Men (n = 92) p-value Women (n = 608) Men (n = 450) p-value
GP assumes CHD - n (%) 59 (67.0) 64 (69.6) 0.72 67 (11.0) 53 (11.8) 0.71
Exercise test - n (%) 3 (3.4) 7 (7.6) 0.22 26 (4.3) 33 (7.3) 0.03
Referral cardiologist - n (%) 24 (27.3) 19 (20.7) 0.30 53 (8.7) 47 (10.4) 0.34
Exercise test or referral cardiologist - n (%) 27 (30.7) 26 (28.3) 0.72 79 (13.0) 80 (17.8) 0.03
  Indication for urgent hospital admission No Indication for urgent hospital admission
  Women (n = 37) Men (n = 33) p-value Women (n = 505) Men (n = 663) p-value
GP assumes ACS - n (%) 14 (42.4) 14 (37.8) 0.70 6 (0.9) 10 (2.0) 0.12
Hospital admission - n (%) 12 (36.4) 18 (48.6) 0.30 8 (1.2) 18 (3.6) < 0.01
  1. The horizontal part of the table lists our 6 process indicators reflecting diagnostic assumptions and decisions taken by GPs. The vertical columns show the decision of the reference panel in regard to CHD stratified by gender.