Quanto custa realizar um ecocardiograma?

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As indicações de ecocardiograma variam. Veja no Estudo:

https://academic.oup.com/ehjcimaging/article/6/3/155/2397539

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Mas o pagamento só varia para baixo!

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In most countries, reimbursement for echocardiography services continues to fall, as this is the only means of capping expenditure in the face of increasing volume

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Quando o preço cai, só resta ao médico fazer mais exames por dia?

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Vejam que a luta do blog por um ECHO 3D FAST também é analisada no exterior com seriedade.

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The second possible approach to reducing cost would be to reduce scan acquisition time by three-dimensional acquisition. The goal here would be obtain a number of three- dimensional data-sets, with and without colour, as well as the relevant Doppler measurements, in the space of maybe 10–15 minutes rather than the usual hour examination time. This strategy would free up an echo machine, which is the major capital cost in the laboratory, while the sonographer who performed that study obtains the conventional imaging planes and measurements from the three-dimensional data set. Unfortunately, while this remains the target for the future, a recent comparative study between two- and three-dimensional acquisitions demonstrated that in 13% of patients, there were important missed findings using a pure three-dimensional echo approach, 12 and further technical developments will be needed before this dream can be realised

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Vale a pena pedir um exame de ecocardiografia?

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Para o ECOESTRESSE FíSICO ficou assim:

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when the cost for prediction of events was compared with exercise ECG and exercise echo, it was significantly higher with the exercise ECG ( Fig. 3 ). Thus, although the diagnostic costs for the two techniques were similar over long term follow-up, the follow-up costs were very much greater with the standard ECG stress test.

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Não somos nós da EchoTalk que estamos falando, veja bem que escreveu o texto:

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Thomas H. Marwick
University of Queensland Department of Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Brisbane, Qld Q4102, Australia
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