A Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Triage Clinic.


Journal Article

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of triaging patients with motion-provoked dizziness into a benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) clinic. Method: A retrospective chart review was performed of veterans who were tested and treated for BPPV in a triaged BPPV clinic and veterans who were tested and treated for BPPV in a traditional vestibular clinic. Results: The BPPV triage clinic had a hit rate of 39%. On average, the triaged BPPV clinic reduced patient wait times by 23 days relative to the wait times for the traditional vestibular clinic while also reducing patient costs. Conclusion: Triaging patients with BPPV is one method to improve access to evaluation and treatment and a mechanism for the effective use of clinic time and resources.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Riska, KM; Akin, FW; Williams, L; Rouse, SB; Murnane, OD

Published Date

  • December 12, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 481 - 485

PubMed ID

  • 28975255

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28975255

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-9137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1044/2017_AJA-16-0119


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States