Hypothetical ratings of coronary angiography appropriateness: are they associated with actual angiographic findings, mortality, and revascularisation rate? The ACRE study.

@article{Hemingway2001HypotheticalRO,
  title={Hypothetical ratings of coronary angiography appropriateness: are they associated with actual angiographic findings, mortality, and revascularisation rate? The ACRE study.},
  author={Harry Hemingway and Angela M. Crook and Sudeep Banerjee and Jeffrey R Dawson and Gene Feder and P G Magee and Angela Wood and Shelia Philpott and Adam David Timmis},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2001},
  volume={85 6},
  pages={672-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether ratings of coronary angiography appropriateness derived by an expert panel on hypothetical patients are associated with actual angiographic findings, mortality, and subsequent revascularisation in the ACRE (appropriateness of coronary revascularisation) study. DESIGN Population based, prospective study. The ACRE expert panel rated hypothetical clinical indications as inappropriate, uncertain, or appropriate before recruitment of a cohort of real patients… CONTINUE READING