Journal Club Summary
Methodology Score: 2.5/5
Usefulness Score: 2/5
What is a Clinically Sensible Clinical Decision Rule?
Clinical decision rules for emergency medicine should be “clinically sensible.” This means the rules should be easy to use and comprised of as few variables as possible. Emergency physicians prefer rules that give a simple yes/no answer or use a basic scoring system that can be quickly calculated. The component variables should make have good face validity for clinicians.
By: Dr. Ian Stiell