What is the simplified revised Geneva clinical scoring system for pulmonary embolism?

Updated: Dec 28, 2018
  • Author: Kamran Boka, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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In 2008, the Revised Geneva Score was hypothesized to lead to potential miscalculations in the acute setting. Since the variables have different weights, researchers sought to simplify the Revised Geneva Score with equally weighted parameters. Although they were successful in its validation as a clinical decision tool, the study held limitations as a retrospective study, with lack of D-dimer results in all their patients. [5] This simplified score should be confirmed in a prospective study prior to its widespread clinical adoption and use. [13]


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