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Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Physical Trauma in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness

Last updated: September 16, 2019
Project Number: RB1383-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical utility of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with physical trauma in the emergency department?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with physical trauma in the emergency department?

Key Message

One randomized controlled trial and one non-randomized study were identified regarding the clinical utility of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with physical trauma in the emergency department. No relevant economic evaluations were identified regarding the cost-effectiveness of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with physical trauma in the emergency department.