Cost assessment of the evaluation of heart murmurs in children.

  title={Cost assessment of the evaluation of heart murmurs in children.},
  author={David A. Danford and Adnan Nasir and Carl H. Gumbiner},
  volume={91 2},
Echocardiography available directly to primary care physicians represents an alternative strategy to pediatric cardiology consultation for childhood heart murmur evaluation. A decision analysis model compared the costs of two diagnostic strategies: (1) echocardiography first, referral to the cardiologist if appropriate; and (2) cardiologist evaluates murmur, echocardiography if appropriate. The model incorporated probability of heart disease, frequency of cardiologist-ordered echocardiography… CONTINUE READING

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