Service should be reserved for equivocal cases

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7000.327 (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:327
  1. David I Slovick
  1. Consultant physician in medicine for the elderly Southend Healthcare Trust, Rochford, Essex SS4 2RB

    EDITOR—C M Francis and colleagues claim that their open access echocardiography service was “well used” and led to advice being given to change management for nearly 70% of patients.1 I fear that they have been unsuccessful if they were trying to increase the currently low rates of prescription of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors in heart failure: the number of patients referred for echocardiography was small compared …

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