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Aortic Dissection Detection-Risk Score: A Clinical Decision Rule that Needs Some Parenting.

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Summary of "Aortic Dissection Detection-Risk Score: A Clinical Decision Rule that Needs Some Parenting."

Clinical decision rules and risk scores can be useful adjuncts to the evaluation of patients in the emergency department. These decision aids work best when they either prompt the ordering of diagnostic tests, improving the ability of the clinician to detect a disease process, or when they suggest a diagnostic test is unnecessary thereby saving important healthcare resources. Many of the most commonly used clinical decision rules are constructed to perform the latter role. The Pulmonary Embolism Rule out Criteria (PERC) rule can obviate the need to work up pulmonary embolism (PE) in low risk patients. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Name: Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
ISSN: 1553-2712
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