Novel study evaluates ultrasound’s impact on length of hospital stay

Performing focused ultrasound scans on cardiopulmonary patients just admitted to the hospital may not decrease their length of stay compared to standard treatment, according to an Australian research.

Internal medicine physicians usually begin their clinical evaluations based on a patient’s medical history and physical examination findings. However, this alone has shown to be inaccurate in determining the correct diagnosis, the study authors said. This means more investigations are done, such as chest radiographs and blood tests.

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