Decision rules for PE; keep it simple!

In this large prospective cohort of patients with suspected PE, all 4 of the common diagnostic decision rules (Well’s, simplified Well’s, Geneva, simplified Geneva) performed equally well in ruling out PE in concert with Ddimer testing. Since they all perform equally well, the simplified rules should be used for evaluating the pre-test probability of PE (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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