Comparison of two clinical prediction rules and implicit assessment among patients with suspected pulmonary embolism.

@article{Chagnon2002ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of two clinical prediction rules and implicit assessment among patients with suspected pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Isabelle Chagnon and Henri Bounameaux and Drahomir A Aujesky and P Roy and A. Gourdier and Jacques Cornuz and Thomas V Perneger and A Perrier},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={113 4},
  pages={
          269-75
        }
}
PURPOSE Two prediction rules for pulmonary embolism have been described recently: the Wells' rule, which was derived from both outpatients and inpatients, and which includes a subjective element; and the Geneva rule, which is entirely standardized and is suitable only for emergency department patients. We compared the predictive accuracy and the concordance of the two methods, as well as the Geneva score overridden by implicit clinical judgment. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We studied 277 consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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