Friday, June 03, 2005

Clinical Prediction Guides Added to PubMed Clinical Queries

Check out the Clinical Queries page under PubMed Services on the left scan column.

A new clinical study category has been added - Clinical Prediction Guides.

Clinical Prediction Guides pertain to the prediction of some aspect of a disease or condition and have been advocated as a mechanism for enhancing clinical judgement. Clinical prediction studies develop or validate rules, guides, indexes, equations, scales, scores or models to predict a diagnosis, prognosis, risk (etiology), therapeutic response, therapeutic drug level or clinical outcome.

An example of a clinical prediction guide is the Modified Mid America Heart Institute Coronary Care Unit scoring system - a new comprehensive prognostic index for Coronary Care Unit patients. Med Sci Monit. 2005 Feb 25;11(3):CR95-99


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