Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Results reporting after PE imaging

When a CTA demonstrated PE, delays in reporting results were associated with increased mortality in this study. It should go without saying that timely results reporting might improve outcome and that's not the reason I posted this. I found this paper interesting because it is another one of many studies showing that treatment of VTE matters. Shouldn't that go without saying too? Not necessarily these days. There's a rising chorus of voices coming from certain EBM purists, mainly in academic emergency medicine, saying that the treatment of VTE is not evidence based. There's a long story behind that which will be the topic of future posts.  

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