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Chest X-Rays Prior to Placement in Long-Term Care Facilities: Clinical Utility and Guidelines

Last updated: June 8, 2020
Project Number: RB1493-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Device
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical utility of chest x-rays for the assessment of illness prior to adults being placed in long-term care facilities?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with assessments for illness prior to adults being placed into long-term care facilities?

Key Message

No literature was identified regarding the clinical utility of chest x-rays for the assessment of illness prior to adults being placed in long-term care facilities. In addition, no evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding assessments for illness prior to adults being placed into long-term care facilities.