Implementation of clinical decision rules in the emergency department.

  title={Implementation of clinical decision rules in the emergency department.},
  author={Ian G Stiell and Carol Bennett},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={14 11},
Clinical decision rules (CDRs) are tools designed to help clinicians make bedside diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. The development of a CDR involves three stages: derivation, validation, and implementation. Several criteria need to be considered when designing and evaluating the results of an implementation trial. In this article, the authors review the results of implementation studies evaluating the effect of four CDRs: the Ottawa Ankle Rules, the Ottawa Knee Rule, the Canadian C-Spine… CONTINUE READING

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