A Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Triage Clinic
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.
Riska, Kristal M.; Akin, Faith W.; Williams, Laura; Rouse, Stephanie B.; and Murnane, Owen D.. 2017. A Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Triage Clinic. American Journal of Audiology. Vol.26(4). 481-485. https://doi.org/10.1044/2017_AJA-16-0119 ISSN: 1059-0889