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Pregnancy Testing for Patients Requiring Diagnostic Imaging or Surgery in the Emergency Department: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: May 28, 2019
Project Number: RB1345-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of performing a pregnancy test prior to diagnostic imaging or surgery in the emergency department setting?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of performing a pregnancy test prior diagnostic imaging or surgery in the emergency department setting?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding pregnancy tests prior to diagnostic imaging or surgery in the emergency department setting?

Key Message

No relevant literature was identified regarding the effectiveness of performing a pregnancy test prior to diagnostic imaging or surgery in the emergency department setting.