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Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Suspected or Known Chronic Heart Failure in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness

Last updated: August 27, 2019
Project Number: RB1380-000
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 suspected or known chronic heart failure in the emergency department?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with suspected or known chronic heart failure in the emergency department?

Key Message

Three non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical utility of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with suspected or known chronic heart failure 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 chronic heart failure in the emergency department.