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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Richardson S, Cohen S, Khan S
Higher imaging yield when clinical decision support is used.
Increased utilization of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) for the evaluation of pulmonary embolism has been associated with decreasing diagnostic yields and rising concerns about the harms of unnecessary testing. The objective of this study was to determine whether clinical decision support (CDS) use would be associated with increased imaging yields after controlling for selection bias.
Citation: Richardson S, Cohen S, Khan S . Higher imaging yield when clinical decision support is used. J Am Coll Radiol 2020 Apr;17(4):496-503. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.11.021.
Keywords: Clinical Decision Support (CDS), Imaging, Diagnostic Safety and Quality, Decision Making, Blood Clots
Lau BD, Haut ER
Practices to prevent venous thromboembolism: a brief review.
The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the most effective interventions aimed at improving adherence to guidelines on the use of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention strategies. After reviewing sixteen studies, the researchers concluded that the greatest and most sustained improvements were those that combined education with computerised tools.
Citation: Lau BD, Haut ER . Practices to prevent venous thromboembolism: a brief review. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Mar;23(3):187-95. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2012-001782..
Keywords: Comparative Effectiveness, Blood Clots, Prevention, Decision Making, Guidelines