Comparison of the 2007 and 2011 appropriate use criteria for transesophageal echocardiography.

@article{Bhatia2012ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the 2007 and 2011 appropriate use criteria for transesophageal echocardiography.},
  author={R. Sacha Bhatia and Dana M Carne and Michael H Picard and Rory B. Weiner},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={1170-5}
}
BACKGROUND The 2007 appropriate use criteria (AUC) for echocardiography were revised in 2011 to cover a wider range of scenarios of use. The aim of this study was to compare the 2011 AUC with the 2007 AUC to determine if the 2011 AUC better classify transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and to determine the impact of the 2011 AUC on the rates of… CONTINUE READING