Decision rules and clinical prediction of pneumonia: evaluation of low-yield criteria.

@article{Singal1989DecisionRA,
  title={Decision rules and clinical prediction of pneumonia: evaluation of low-yield criteria.},
  author={Bonita M Singal and Jerris Robert Hedges and K L Radack},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={13-20}
}
Prediction rules have been recommended for guiding the ordering of diagnostic tests. Such rules can be used to define low-yield criteria (LYC) for the purpose of identifying patients with an extremely low probability of disease and hence discouraging test ordering by the physician on patients meeting LYC. In this study, community hospital emergency department populations of adults (n = 255) and children (n = 78) were evaluated prospectively for the presence of predictive clinical parameters and… CONTINUE READING