Assessing clinical probability of pulmonary embolism in the emergency ward: a simple score.

@article{Wicki2001AssessingCP,
  title={Assessing clinical probability of pulmonary embolism in the emergency ward: a simple score.},
  author={Jacques Wicki and Thomas Perneger and Alain F. Junod and Henri Bounameaux and A Perrier},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={161 1},
  pages={92-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop a simple standardized clinical score to stratify emergency ward patients with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) into groups with a high, intermediate, or low probability of PE to improve and simplify the diagnostic approach. METHODS Analysis of a database of 1090 consecutive patients admitted to the emergency ward for suspected PE in whom diagnosis of PE was ruled in or out by a standard diagnostic algorithm. Logistic regression was used to predict clinical… CONTINUE READING

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