Cost Effectiveness of Universal Screening for Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury: A Markov Analysis
In this episode, Dr Dante Yeh is joined by Sharven Taghavi, MD, MPH, MS, FACS, from the Tulane University School of Medicine. They discuss his study on blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI), which is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with blunt trauma. Using a Markov decision analysis, the authors found that universal screening for cerebrovascular injury using CT angiography in blunt trauma victims was the optimal strategy.
Disclosure Information: Dr Taghavi receives funding from the CDC. Dr Yeh receives author royalties from UpToDate, advisory panel/training honoraria from Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and advisory panel honoraria from Baxter, Eli Lilly, and Fresenius Kabi.
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