The Emergency Medicine Practice Research Network (EMPRN) was designed to provide a means of assessing the real-life practice of emergency medicine. Too often, research studies are performed within urban academic centers whose patients and providers are not representative of the real practice setting. Using EMPRN, we can examine a more typical population. By becoming part of EMPRN, individuals agree to participate in three to four short surveys each year. Participation helps provide information important to ACEP’s advocacy, planning, and practice efforts.
EMPRN recently performed a survey of practicing emergency physicians on how they are treating patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
How would you treat an otherwise healthy patient with a provoked DVT? The graphs below show how your colleagues answered that question.
Many thanks to the members of the EMPRN network who participated. If you have questions regarding EMPRN or would like to propose a topic for a future survey, email email@example.com.
Dr. Schneider is a project leader for EMPRN.