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U.S. trends in computed tomography use and diagnoses in emergency department visits by patients with symptoms suggestive of pulmonary embolism, 2001-2009.

Authors
  • Feng, Lisa B1
  • Pines, Jesse M
  • Yusuf, Hussain R
  • Grosse, Scott D
  • 1 American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2013
Volume
20
Issue
10
Pages
1033–1040
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/acem.12221
PMID: 24127707
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Computed tomography use in ED visits by patients with chest symptoms increased dramatically from 2001 to 2007 and seems to have leveled off in subsequent years. The low PE diagnosis-to-CT ratio suggests that EDs may need to promote evidence-based use of CT.

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