Acute Pulmonary Embolism (PE), a form of venous thromboembolism (VTE), is a potentially life threatening diagnosis where there is significant heterogeneity in presentation in the Emergency Department and lack of standardization regarding subsequent inpatient management.
Goals: To standardize approaches for the evaluation and treatment of newly diagnosed PE beginning in the Emergency Department and extending through hospitalized care. To develop standardized risk stratification of PE patients (i.e. Low, Intermediate, High) to facilitate appropriate management and guide disposition decisions (discharge, ED Obs, Hospital Obs, Hospital Inpatient) to improve patient experience, outcomes, and efficiency. To develop performance metrics for assessing standardized care delivery implementation.
Haydar, Samir, "Acute Pulmonary Embolism" (2020). MaineHealth Performance Improvement. 47.