In this multi center observational study of imaging in patients in suspected PE, based on the NQF measure, about a third of PE testing was not necessary (those without Ddimer testing, or negative DDimer testing). The use of evidence based diagnostic testing for PE can reduce up to a third of all testing (abstract).
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.