Title

Simplification of a scoring system maintained overall accuracy but decreased the proportion classified as low risk

Date of this Version

1-1-2015

Document Type

Journal Article

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Sanders, S., Flaws, D., Than, M., Pickering, J., Doust, J., & Glasziou, P. (2015, in press). Simplification of a scoring system maintained overall accuracy but decreased the proportion classified as low risk. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 1-8.

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© Copyright, Elsevier, 2015

2015 HERDC Submission

ISSN

1878-5921

Abstract

Objectives: Scoring systems are developed to assist clinicians in making a diagnosis. However, their uptake is often limited because they are cumbersome to use, requiring information on many predictors, or complicated calculations. We examined whether, and how, simplifications affected the performance of a validated score for identifying adults with chest pain in an emergency department who have low risk of major adverse cardiac events.

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