Posts Tagged ‘CT angiography’

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November 24th, 2009

Podcast 67: Unexpected “incidental” findings on pulmonary CT angiography present problems of pursuit and follow-up.

This week’s Archives of Internal Medicine investigates what happens when you analyze the outcome of all those pulmonary angiographic CTs ordered in the emergency department to rule out pulmonary embolism. We talk things over with Dr. Shannon Carson and Dr. William Hall, two of the paper’s principal authors. It’s Thanksgiving Week here in the U.S., and so […]


February 8th, 2009

Podcast 29: Dr. Brian Jack of Boston University sees RED (Re-Engineered Discharge) as a way to lower hospital readmissions.

Millions of people are discharged each year from U.S. hospitals. How many find themselves on the street with no clear idea of what they’ve been treated for, what drugs they should take and when, and how to get in touch with a clinician if something goes wrong? No surprise, many are readmitted — either directly […]


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