Elimination of medically unnecessary duplex venous scanning based on an established algorithm can result in significant cost savings under Medicare for the institution and the taxpayer.


OBJECTIVE The utility of duplex venous scanning (DVS) for suspected deep venous thrombosis in the emergency department (ED) remains controversial. We aimed to measure potential cost savings and economic impact in our institution and nationally for unnecessary DVS in Medicare patients seen in the ED. METHODS We have previously calculated that 15.3% of DVS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2014.07.004


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