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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Does that condition require investigation?

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CanadiEM - By Shahbaz Syed - May 10, 2016
"Does that condition really require investigation? Recognizing the Tragedy of the Commons in healthcare, we need to improve resource utilization. This post examines five commonly performed investigations (CT in head injury, CXR in chest pain, and investigations in Syncope/AFib/Renal Colic) in the Emergency Department (ED) to determine if the evidence exists to support current practice patterns.
  • Minimal / Minor Head Injury: Does it require investigation?
  • Chest pain: Does it require a CXR?
  • Syncope: Does it require investigation?
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Does it require investigation
  • Renal Colic: Does it require investigation?
  • References"