Posts Tagged ‘vena cava filters’


March 18th, 2013

Vena Cava Filters: Little Evidence and Wide Variation in Use

Despite the absence of any evidence demonstrating benefit or showing how best to use them, vena cava filters (VCF) are used in most hospitals. Now a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that this same lack of evidence results in an extremely broad rate of use in different hospitals. An accompanying viewpoint raises the […]