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What is the evidence status of Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)? Insight from a matching exercise with the guidelines for echocardiography

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Fonseca, R and Negishi, K and Marwick, TH, What is the evidence status of Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)? Insight from a matching exercise with the guidelines for echocardiography, Internal Medicine Journal, 45, (8) pp. 864-869. ISSN 1444-0903 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 Royal Australasian College of Physicians

DOI: doi:10.1111/imj.12829

Abstract

There is interest in adapting the American Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for transthoracic echocardiography to Australian practice. We matched 90 of 98 AUC with the guidelines (53 appropriate, 12 sometimes appropriate, 25 rarely appropriate), but eight lacked any match. Among the matched criteria, 76 (82%) indications were concordant with the guidelines. A stronger evidence base would be desirable to settle these discrepancies before Australian adoption of AUC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:appropriate use criterion, echocardiography, guideline
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Author:Fonseca, R (Mr Ricardo Fonseca Diaz)
Author:Negishi, K (Dr Kazuaki Negishi)
Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:102193
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2015-08-04
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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