Published: 30 January 2024
Author(s): Alejandro Godoy, Stephanie Carlin, James D. Douketis
Issue: May 2024
Section: Commentary

The standard-of-care for patients presenting to a general practitioner (GP) with suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in many regions involves the use of a clinical decision rule and/or a d-dimer test followed by referral to the emergency department (ED) for immediate evaluation and treatment [1]. However, in the era of increasingly strained health care systems, the use of alternate care pathways in these clinical scenarios may serve to increase care efficiency and to reduce ED visits and associated health care expenditures.


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