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Trends in Syncope-Related Resource Utilization

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The amount of resources used for ED visits with syncope appears to have increased in recent years despite substantial efforts to optimize this utilization, according to a study. Between 2001 and 2010, admission rates ranged from 27% to 35%. The analysis showed no significant downward trend during the study period. Advanced imaging rates increased from about 21% to 45% during the study.

Source: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, August 2015.

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