Use of a Clinical Model for Safe Management of Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism

@article{Wells1998UseOA,
  title={Use of a Clinical Model for Safe Management of Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism},
  author={P. Wells and Jeffrey S. Ginsberg and D. Anderson and C. Kearon and M. Gent and A. Turpie and J. Bormanis and J. Weitz and M. Chamberlain and D. Bowie and D. Barnes and J. Hirsh},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={129},
  pages={997-1005}
}
Because the signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism are nonspecific, objective diagnostic tests are warranted when this event is suspected [1, 2]. Many algorithms have been suggested for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, but there is no standardized approach. Pulmonary angiography is the gold standard diagnostic test, but this technique is invasive, expensive, not readily available, and labor intensive. Moreover, its results can be difficult to interpret. In addition, 1.6% of patients with… Expand
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