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Clinical Impact of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Consult Service in a Teaching Hospital: Effect on Diagnoses and Cost Savings

Thatcher Jones, MD; Poh Leng, MD
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Legacy, Portland, OR


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A236. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.245
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SESSION TITLE: Education and Quality Improvement

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: The use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) to guide clinical diagnosis and treatment decisions has been growing as its accuracy and accessibility continue to improve. The aim of this study is to determine the clinical usefulness of a POCUS consult service in answering specific clinical questions to guide investigation and management.

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