Variation in diagnostic testing for older patients with syncope in the emergency department

Title

Variation in diagnostic testing for older patients with syncope in the emergency department

Creator

Su Erica; Nicks Bret A; Shah Manish N; Adler David H; Bastani Aveh; Caterino Jeffrey M; Clark Carol L; Diercks Deborah B; Hollander Judd E; Malveau Susan E; Nishijima Daniel K; Stiffler Kirk A; Storrow Alan B; Wilber Scott T; Yagapen Annick N; Weiss Robert E; Gibson Thomas A; Baugh Christopher W; Sun Benjamin C

Publisher

American Journal of Emergency Medicine

Date

2019
2019-05

Description

Background Older adults presenting with syncope often undergo intensive diagnostic testing with unclear benefit. We determined the variation, frequency, yield, and costs of tests obtained to evaluate older persons with syncope.

Subject

Cost; Diagnostic testing; Emergency department; Near syncope; Syncope; Variation; Yield

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

810-816

Issue

5

Volume

37

Citation

Su Erica; Nicks Bret A; Shah Manish N; Adler David H; Bastani Aveh; Caterino Jeffrey M; Clark Carol L; Diercks Deborah B; Hollander Judd E; Malveau Susan E; Nishijima Daniel K; Stiffler Kirk A; Storrow Alan B; Wilber Scott T; Yagapen Annick N; Weiss Robert E; Gibson Thomas A; Baugh Christopher W; Sun Benjamin C, “Variation in diagnostic testing for older patients with syncope in the emergency department,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6397.

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