Current diagnosis of venous thromboembolism in primary care: A clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians

Amir Qaseem, Vincenza Snow, Patricia Barry, E. Rodney Hornbake, Jonathan E. Rodnick, Timothy Tobolic, Belinda Ireland, Jodi Segal, Eric B Bass, Kevin B. Weiss, Lee Green, Douglas K. Owens, Mark Aronson, Donald E. Casey, J. Thomas Cross, Nancy C. Dolan, Nick Fitterman, Paul Shekelle, Katherine D. Sherif, Kevin WeissEric M. Wall, Kevin A. Peterson, James M. Gill, Robert C. Marshall, Kenneth G. Schellhase, Steven W. Strode, Kurtis S. Elward, James W. Mold, Jonathan L. Temte, Frederick M. Chen, Thomas F. Koinis, Donya A. Powers, Karl M. Kochendorfer, Peter John Oppelt, Herbert F. Young, Bellinda K. Schoof

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This guideline summarizes the current approaches for the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism. The importance of early diagnosis to prevent mortality and morbidity associated with venous thromboembolism cannot be overstressed. This field is highly dynamic, however, and new evidence is emerging periodically that may change the recommendations. The purpose of this guideline is to present recommendations based on current evidence to clinicians to aid in the diagnosis of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-458
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 6 2007
Externally publishedYes


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