Hot off the Press: Tell Me How To Diagnose a Pulmonary Embolism

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Bond C, et al. Acad Emerg Med 2020.

ABSTRACT

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is common and life-threatening Emergency Department (ED) diagnosis. Multiple validated risk stratification tools exist to help evaluate for PE and reduce unnecessary imaging. Despite these tools, there is still significant over-investigation for PE and low value testing persists. This study asks ED providers what are the barriers and facilitators to uptake of validated risk stratification tools in evaluation of PE.

PMID:32662078 | DOI:10.1111/acem.14086

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