Can Point-of-Care Ultrasound by Emergency Physicians Reduce Pregnant Women’s Stay in the Emergency Room?
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:
Point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department (ED) to establish pregnancy viability and location appears to be more efficient than referring the patient out
Morgan et al. (Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 2018) sought to assess whether early prenatal ultrasound performed on site in ED by emergency physicians rather than the radiology department led to reduced ED length of stay (LOS)
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