Variation in diagnostic testing for older patients with syncope in the emergency department.

Affiliation

Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States of America. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Older adults presenting with syncope often undergo intensive diagnostic testing with unclear benefit. We determined the variation, frequency, yield, and costs of tests obtained to evaluate older persons with syncope.

Keywords

Cost,Diagnostic testing,Emergency department,Near syncope,Syncope,Variation,Yield,

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