Evaluation of the use of ultrasonography in primary care.

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serval:BIB_7043
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Evaluation of the use of ultrasonography in primary care.
Journal
European Journal of Public Health
Author(s)
Decrey H, Verdon F, Burnand B, Pécoud A, Burnier M
ISSN
1101-1262 [print], 1464-360X [electronic]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1998
Volume
8
Pages
140-142
Language
english
Abstract
Ultrasonography is proposed as a useful diagnostic aid for primary care physicians. This prospective study describes the demand for ultrasound examinations, excluding heart, vessels and pregnancy monitoring, in primary care in Switzerland. Eleven independent physicians requested an average of 2.7 ultrasound examinations per month and 18 residents 1.9 per month, which was similar to the figure of 2.2 obtained in a population-based study of 82 primary care physicians serving a region of 80,000 inhabitants. Current demand for ultrasound scanning is low and does not indicate systematic training of primary care physicians until the efficacy of ultrasonography in this setting has been shown.
Keywords
Ultrasonography/utilization , Physician's Practice Patterns/statistics & numerical data , Primary Health Care , Family Practice , Switzerland
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Yes
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