Table 2

Tests ordered in patients with and without cardiology consultation

Differences in testing
With cardiology consultation n=79Without cardiology consultation n=158RR (95% CI)P value
Tests obtained% (No)
 ECG98.7 (78)54.4 (86)1.81 (1.57 to 2.10)<0.0001
 Transthoracic echocardiogram60.8 (48)22.2 (35)2.74 (1.95 to 3.86)<0.0001
 Nuclear stress imaging21.5 (17)14.6 (23)1.48 (0.84 to 2.60)0.1774
 CT coronary arteries2.5 (2)0 (0)0.1102
 Cardiac catheterisation1.3 (1)0 (0)0.3333
  • RR, relative risk.