The pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria (PERC) rule does not safely exclude pulmonary embolism.

  title={The pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria (PERC) rule does not safely exclude pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Olivier Hugli and M. Righini and Gregoire Le Gal and P M Roy and Olivier Sanchez and Franck Verschuren and Guy Meyer and Henri Bounameaux and Drahomir A Aujesky},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  volume={9 2},
BACKGROUND The Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria (PERC) rule is a clinical diagnostic rule designed to exclude pulmonary embolism (PE) without further testing. We sought to externally validate the diagnostic performance of the PERC rule alone and combined with clinical probability assessment based on the revised Geneva score. METHODS The PERC rule was applied retrospectively to consecutive patients who presented with a clinical suspicion of PE to six emergency departments, and who were… CONTINUE READING
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