Table 4.

Outpatient Shock-Related Procedures

ProcedureAll Outpatient Visits (n=608)*Appropriate (n=346)Inappropriate (n=233)
Device interrogation599 (76.1%)362 (80.8%)231 (78.3%)
ECG578 (73.4%)316 (70.5%)220 (74.6%)
Ambulance transportation483 (61.4%)254 (56.7%)185 (62.7%)
Emergency room visit359 (45.6%)183 (40.8%)152 (51.5%)
Chest x-ray320 (40.7%)175 (39.1%)124 (42.0%)
  • * Shock events of indeterminate type are included here, but not in subsequent columns.