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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Outpatient treatment of PE

The Skeptic Guide to EM - By admin - March 20, 2021
Reference: Westafer et al. Outpatient Management of Patients Following Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism. AEM March 2021
“CLINICAL QUESTION: WHAT ARE THE CURRENT DISPOSITION PRACTICES, AND OUTCOMES, FOR PATIENTS WITH PE IN US HOSPITALS?
KEY RESULT: THE VAST MAJORITY OF PATIENTS DIAGNOSED WITH PE WERE ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL.
SGEM BOTTOM LINE: PATIENTS WITH PE, GIVEN THE RIGHT CRITERIA, CAN BE DISCHARGED HOME FROM THE ED. US HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS SHOULD CONSIDER DECREASING THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS WHO ARE ADMITTED, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE RISK OF RETURN VISITS IS HIGH.”