TITLE

Review: The Wells rule is more useful than individual clinical features for predicting risk for deep venous thrombosis

PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 144 Issue 2, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the Wells rule is more useful than individual clinical features for predicting risk for deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Diagnostic cohort studies of patients with suspected DVT that evaluated clinical findings, risk scores, and physicians' empirical judgments compared with diagnosis by a reference standard. Excluded were case; control studies, studies with more then 10 patients, and those that assessed risk for DVT in the future. Evaluation of study quality included whether the reference standard was applied independently of the clinical assessment, and whether the observers of both the clinical assessment and the reference standard were blinded to the results of the other test.
ACCESSION #
20297612

 

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