Effectiveness of practices for improving the diagnostic accuracy of Non ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Emergency Department: A Laboratory Medicine Best Practices™ systematic review.

@article{Layfield2015EffectivenessOP,
  title={Effectiveness of practices for improving the diagnostic accuracy of Non ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Emergency Department: A Laboratory Medicine Best Practices™ systematic review.},
  author={Christopher D Layfield and John Rose and Aaron A. Alford and Susan R. Snyder and Fred S. Apple and Farah M. Chowdhury and Michael Christopher Kontos and Laura Kristin Newby and Alan B. Storrow and Milenko Tanasijevic and Elizabeth Kenimer Leibach and Edward B Liebow and Robert H M Christenson},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={48 4-5},
  pages={204-12}
}
OBJECTIVES This article is a systematic review of the effectiveness of four practices (assay selection, decision point cardiac troponin (cTn) threshold selection, serial testing, and point of care testing) for improving the diagnostic accuracy Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) in the Emergency Department. DESIGN AND METHODS The CDC-funded Laboratory Medicine Best Practices (LMBP) Initiative systematic review method for quality improvement practices was used. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING