Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters Used to Protect Against Pulmonary Embolus: A Technology Assessment

Judith Walsh, MD, MPH



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It is recommended that the use of IVC filters to protect against pulmonary embolism does not meet CTAF criteria 3, 4 or 5 for safety, effectiveness and improvement in health outcomes.

February 16, 2011

This is the first CTAF review of this topic.

The California Technology Assessment Forum panel voted to accept the recommendation as written.


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