Is the ordering of imaging for suspected venous thromboembolism consistent with D-dimer result?

@article{Teismann2009IsTO,
  title={Is the ordering of imaging for suspected venous thromboembolism consistent with D-dimer result?},
  author={Nathan A. Teismann and Paul T Cheung and Bradley W. Frazee},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={442-6}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We assessed whether the ordering of imaging studies in patients with suspected venous thromboembolism was consistent with the results of D-dimer testing. METHODS We performed a retrospective chart review of consecutive cases in which a D-dimer assay was performed at an urban academic emergency department during a 13-month period. Measurements included D-dimer result and results of imaging for venous thromboembolism. The primary outcome measure was the percentage of patients in… CONTINUE READING

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