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BMJ Evid Based Med. 2018 Aug;23(4):150-151. doi: 10.1136/bmjebm-2018-110943. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

Screening ECGs in low-risk patients are associated with increased risk of downstream cardiac testing.

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Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
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Competing interests: HMK is a recipient of research grants, through Yale, from Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) to develop methods of clinical trial data sharing and from Medtronic to develop methods for postmarket surveillance of medical devices; works under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop and maintain performance measures that are publicly reported; chairs a cardiac scientific advisory board for United Health; is a participant/participant representative of the IBM Watson Health Life Sciences Board; is a member of the Advisory Board for Element Science and the Physician Advisory Board for Aetna and is the founder of Hugo, a personal health information platform.

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