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Table 1 Patient characteristics separated by each physician (%)

From: Physician-level variation in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction and the use of angiography among Veterans with elevated troponin

Characteristics Physician 1 (n = 30) Physician 2 (n = 29) Physician 3 (n = 226) Physician 4 (n = 218) Physician 5 (n = 134) Physician 6 (n = 57) Non-VA Physician (n = 67) P
Male 100.0 98.7 99.1 99.3 100.0 98.5 100.0 0.940
CAD 55.2 47.3 53.2 57.5 42.1 41.8 56.7 0.210
Hypertension 86.2 75.2 77.1 81.3 77.2 65.7 80.0 0.230
Diabetes 51.7 43.8 44.5 41.0 45.6 47.8 50.0 0.920
Hyperlipidemia 48.3 57.1 56.4 58.2 63.2 55.2 70.0 0.680
Smoking 10.3 10.2 8.3 11.2 3.5 7.5 23.3 0.110
Chest pain 27.6 23.5 32.1 22.4 29.8 19.4 53.3 0.005
Dyspnea 20.7 26.1 21.6 29.9 28.1 19.4 13.3 0.320
Abnormal ECG 31 % 18.1 16.5 13.4 19.3 14.9 26.7 0.270
New ECG changes 27.6 15.9 12.4 13.4 19.3 13.4 30.0 0.090
TIMI score >2 82.8 80.8 81.5 83.5 73.7 72.7 88.0 0.410
MI diagnosed 37.9 28.8 38.5 33.6 36.8 23.9 56.7 0.020
ICA done 27.6 17.3 29.8 25.4 28.1 19.4 73.3 <0.001
  1. CAD Coronary artery disease, ECG Electrocardiogram, ICA Invasive coronary angiography, MI Myocardial infarction, TIMI Thrombolysis myocardial infarction