Description: Epic smart phrase with the Wells score and interpretation of PE risk.

PE risk, Wells score:

  • ***clinically suspected DVT – 3 points
  • ***alternative diagnosis is less likely than PE – 3.0 points
  • ***tachycardia – 1.5 points
  • ***immobilization/surgery in previous four weeks – 1.5 points
  • ***history of DVT or PE – 1.5 points
  • ***hemoptysis – 1.0 points
  • ***malignancy (treatment for within 6 months, palliative) – 1.0 points
  • Interpretation (Stein et al. 2007 Radiology 242:15-21)
  • Score >6.0 – High (probability 59% based on pooled data)
  • Score 2.0 to 6.0 – Moderate (probability 29% based on pooled data)
  • Score <2.0 – Low (probability 15% based on pooled data)

 

Topics #dot phrase #epic #PE #pulmonary embolism #smart phrase #Wells score