Inappropriate use of D-dimer assay and pulmonary CT angiography in the evaluation of suspected acute pulmonary embolism.

@article{Yin2012InappropriateUO,
  title={Inappropriate use of D-dimer assay and pulmonary CT angiography in the evaluation of suspected acute pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Fang Yin and Thomas Wilson and Albert Della Fave and Moira Larsen and Jenni Yoon and Binyam Nugusie and H. S. Freeland and Robert Dobbin Chow},
  journal={American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={74-9}
}
The authors question whether the d-dimer assay and pulmonary computed tomography angiography (CTA) are being used appropriately to evaluate suspected acute pulmonary embolism (PE) at their hospital. To answer this question, a retrospective review was performed on all emergency department (ED) patients who underwent d-dimer assay and/or CTA from August 15, 2008, to August 14, 2009. The authors' algorithm for diagnosing PE requires that patients with low or intermediate probability of acute PE… CONTINUE READING
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