The utility and cost-effectiveness of D-dimer measurements in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis.

@article{Crippa1997TheUA,
  title={The utility and cost-effectiveness of D-dimer measurements in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis.},
  author={Luciano Crippa and S. Vigano' D'Angelo and Lorenzo Tomassini and B. Rizzi and Gabriele D'Alessandro and Armando D'angelo},
  journal={Haematologica},
  year={1997},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={446-51}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The potential utility of D-dimer measurements for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis became evident soon after the development of reliable commercial assays. The purpose of this review is to outline some critical aspects affecting cost-effectiveness of D-dimer measurements in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). METHODS The authors have been working in this field contributing original papers whose data have been used for this study. In addition, the… CONTINUE READING