Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is the use of ultrasonography by clinicians to augment the physical examination and guide clinical decision-making at the bedside.1,2 It has become the standard of care for most common bedside procedures. However, while endorsed by the American College of Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine, its use for diagnostic purposes is not as firmly grounded in evidence demonstrating net benefit on patient outcomes.1,3
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Bernstein E, Wang TY. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography: Visually Satisfying Medicine or Evidence-Based Medicine? JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 11, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.5831
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