Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine
Background: Pulmonary embolus (PE) is associated with significant utilization of health care resources and financial burden Several additions that have allowed us to look at safely treating patients with PEs as outpatients:
• Simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (sPESI) -Risk stratifies patients based on their age, vital signs, and past medical history
• Novel oral anticoagulants
Primary Objective: To describe the population, treatment strategies, short-term complications and outcomes associated with outpatient management of PE following treatment in the ED.
Huyler, Annie; MacVane, Casey Z.; Perron, Andrew; and Strout, Tania D, "Outpatient Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism: A Single-Center Case Series" (2019). Maine Medical Center. 694.