The Cost-Effective Evaluation of Syncope.
Med Clin North Am. 2016 Sep;100(5):1019-32
Authors: Angus S
Syncope is a common clinical problem that carries a high socioeconomic burden. A structured approach in the evaluation of syncope with special emphasis on a detailed history, comprehensive physical examination that includes orthostatic vital signs, and an electrocardiogram, proves to be the most cost-effective approach. The need for additional testing and hospital admission should be based on the results of the initial evaluation and use of risk-stratification tools that help identify those syncope patients at highest risk for poor outcomes.
PMID: 27542422 [PubMed - in process]