Mandatory Assignment of Modified Wells Score Before CT Angiography for Pulmonary Embolism Fails to Improve Utilization or Percentage of Positive Cases.

@article{Geeting2016MandatoryAO,
  title={Mandatory Assignment of Modified Wells Score Before CT Angiography for Pulmonary Embolism Fails to Improve Utilization or Percentage of Positive Cases.},
  author={Glenn K. Geeting and Michael J. Beck and Michael A Bruno and Rickhesvar P. M. Mahraj and Gregory M. Caputo and Christopher DeFlitch and Christopher S Hollenbeak},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2016},
  volume={207 2},
  pages={
          442-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to determine the impact of embedding a pretest probability rule that is required during the computerized physician order-entry (CPOE) process on the appropriateness of CT angiography (CTA) of the pulmonary arteries for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) in the emergency department (ED). MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were obtained from the electronic medical records of all adults who visited the ED from October 17, 2010, through October 17, 2012 (n… CONTINUE READING
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