The revised Geneva score predicted pulmonary embolism in patients with shortness of breath or chest pain

July 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study related to the prediction of pulmonary embolism in patients. The study was conducted in four university teaching hospitals in Geneva and Lausanne in Switzerland, and Angers and Paris in France. This study aims to determine the significance of revised Geneva score in predicting the occurrence of pulmonary embolism in patients with shortness of breath or chest pain. It is found that 23% of patients in the derivation group and 26% of patients in the validation group have pulmonary embolism.


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