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Table 1 Effect of ultrasound on clinical-decision making reported by ED studies

From: The impact of lung ultrasound on clinical-decision making across departments: a systematic review

Study Year Patients (n), symptom Ultrasound Diagnosis change Management change Therapy change Type of therapy changes
House 2020 280, dyspnea Lung 124 (44.3%) 150 (53.6%) 125 (44.6%) Invasive 9/125
n-Invasive 116/125
Shah 2016 117, dyspnea Lung + cardiac 18 (15.4%) 23 (19.6%) 23 (19.6%) Invasive 1/23
n-Invasive 22/23
Russell 2015 99, dyspnea Lung + cardiac + caval 17 (17%) 47 (47%) 42 (42%) Invasive 2/42
n-Invasive 40/42
Goffi 2013 50, dyspnea Lung 22 (44%) 40 (80%) 35 (70%) Invasive 6/35
n-Invasive 29/35
Total   546   181 (33.2%) 260 (47.6%) 225 (41.2%) Invasive 18/225
n-invasive 207/225
Yuan 2001 78 acute chest symptoms Lung + cardiac 52 (66.7%) 35 (44.9%) 34 (43.6%) Invasive 17/34
n-Invasive 17/34
  1. TOTAL referred to the compilation of studies published after April 2008; ED emergency department