HOSPITAL – DOCTORS’ ABILITY TO INTERPRET ECGS
AbstractABSTRACTThe electrocardiogram is an important part of the patient's clinical assessment. A correctinterpretation of the ECG is essential for a proper evaluation, as important management decisionsmay need to be taken based on the ECG findings. This study was carried out to assess the ability ofhospital-doctors' to interpret ECG’s reflecting common clinical conditions. Overall seniorphysicians performed better than their junior colleagues. Efforts need to be made to train the juniordoctors in electrocardiography as they are at the fore-front in dealing with acute cardiac and medicalemergencies.
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