There is some controversy over if females are under-screened for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The USPSTF 2019 AAA screening guidelines give an I recommendation for females 65-75 who smoke, yet the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) highly recommends with strong evidence a 1-time screening ultrasound for men or women age 65-75 with a tobacco history. This project entails a 10-minute recorded PowerPoint educational session for Milton Family Practice providers on the current landscape of AAA screening in females including differing practice guidelines and their histories, cause of said discrepancies, associated cost and insurance coverage, and suggested creative solutions to billing difficulties as well as provider response and feedback.
Milton Family Practice
Vermont, vascular disease, vascular surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm, AAA, AAA screening, female
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Tulimieri, Maxwell T. and King, John G., "Current Landscape of Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Females" (2023). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 848.