Point-Of-Care Ultrasound-Driven vs Standard Diagnostic Pathway in Emergency Department Patients With Dyspnea


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The POCUS PATHWAY-trial is a multi-center, randomized, investigator-initiated, open labelled, pragmatic, controlled trial of a point-of-care ultrasound-driven diagnostic pathway vs standard diagnostic pathway in dyspneic emergency department patients. The primary outcome will be 24-hour hospital stay and 642 patients will be included. Key secondary outcomes include overall hospital length of stay, image resources, and 72-hour revisits.

Targeted Conditions

Study Overview

Start Date
January 25, 2023
Completion Date
February 25, 2025
Date Posted
January 9, 2023
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?


Full Address
Herlev Hospital
Herlev, Capital Denmark Region 2730, Denmark

Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Central Denmark Region 8200, Denmark

Gødstrup Regional Hospital
Gødstrup, Central Denmark Region 7400, Denmark

Horsens Regional Hospital
Horsens, Central Denmark Region 8700, Denmark

Viborg Regional Hospital
Viborg, Central Denmark Region 8800, Denmark

University Hospital of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg
Esbjerg, South Denmark Region 6700, Denmark

Odense University Hospital
Odense, South Denmark Region 5000, Denmark

Zealand University Hospital, Køge
Køge, Zealand Denmark Region 4600, Denmark

Slagelse Hospital
Slagelse, Zealand Denmark Region 4200, Denmark


Minimum Age (years)
Eligibility Criteria
Inclusion Criteria:

Emergency department contact
Age ≥ 18 years
Chief complaint is Dyspnea
Including physician present

Exclusion Criteria:

Fulfilling of criteria for coded rapid-response teams (i.e., trauma, surgical or medical emergencies).
Prior focused lung or focused cardiac ultrasound in the current emergency department stay
Prior enrollment in the trial
Unable to consent
Non Danish-speaking

Study Contact Info

Study Contact Name
Stig H Ovesen; Jesper Weile
Study Contact Phone

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