Use of a simplified clinical scoring system and D-dimer testing can reduce the requirement for radiology in the exclusion of deep vein thrombosis by over 20%.

@article{Janes2001UseOA,
  title={Use of a simplified clinical scoring system and D-dimer testing can reduce the requirement for radiology in the exclusion of deep vein thrombosis by over 20%.},
  author={Samuel M Janes and Nicholas A. Ashford},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2001},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={
          1079-82
        }
}
A simplified, robust, clinical assessment, used in conjunction with a D-dimer assay, has been developed to identify patients with a low risk of deep vein thrombosis. These patients did not undergo radiological examination. The protocol has been used by junior doctors in a district general hospital with a predominantly elderly population. Four hundred and thirty-one patients with potential deep vein thrombosis of the lower limb were assessed using this method and 98 (22.7%) did not require… CONTINUE READING

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