Use of d-dimer to exclude acute aortic dissection and Emergency department overcrowding

Journal club met this morning to hear an analysis of three systematic reviews on the use of d-dimer to rule out acute aortic dissection.

We also amused ourselves with this paper on emergency department overcrowding:
Boyle A, Abel G, Raut P, Austin R, Dhakshinamoorthy V, Ayyamuthu R, Murdoch I,
Burton J. Comparison of the International Crowding Measure in Emergency
Departments (ICMED) and the National Emergency Department Overcrowding Score
(NEDOCS) to measure emergency department crowding: pilot study. Emerg Med J. 2016
May;33(5):307-12 doi: 10.1136/emermed-2014-203616

 

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