Review ArticlePatient, Clinician, and Healthcare Perspectives in Evaluating Care Pathways for Stable Chest PainKwok, Chun Shing MBBS, PhD*,†; Duckett, Simon MD*; Satchithananda, Duwarakan MBChB*; Potluri, Rahul MBChB‡; Morgan-Smith, Dot MSc*; Bellenger, Nick MD‡; Gunning, Mark MD*; Mallen, Christian PhD†Author Information From the *Department of Cardiology, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom †School of Medicine, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom ‡Department of Cardiology, Royal Devon and Exeter National Health Service Trust, Exeter, United Kingdom. Received for publication March 23, 2021; accepted April 18, 2021. C.S.K. designed the study, concept and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. All authors contributed to the writing of the paper. Reprints: Chun Shing Kwok, MBBS, PhD, Department of Cardiology, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Newcastle Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6QC, United Kingdom. E-mail: [email protected]. Critical Pathways in Cardiology: September 2021 - Volume 20 - Issue 3 - p 143-148 doi: 10.1097/HPC.0000000000000261 Buy Metrics Abstract Chest pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to present to healthcare professionals. One of the main challenges with the management of chest pain is the wide differential diagnosis, ranging from minor chest trauma to potentially life-threatening acute myocardial infarction. In a patient-centered health service pathway, the aim is to assess, investigate, diagnose, and treat patients in the safest and most accurate, time, and cost-efficient manner. This report describes the concept of clinical pathways and their importance. It iterates different perspectives of the investigation of chest pain and the barriers to understanding the clinical sequence of events. By considering the patient, clinician, and healthcare service perspective, it is possible to critically evaluate the current stable chest pain pathway. This exercise gives consideration into the way in which patient care could be improved. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.