When are clinical scoring systems used to determine the probability of pulmonary embolism (PE)?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Daniel R Ouellette, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Evidence-based literature supports the practice of using clinical scoring systems to determine the clinical probability of pulmonary embolism before proceeding with testing. [3] Validated clinical prediction rules should be used to estimate pretest probability of pulmonary embolism and to interpret test results. [4]


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