The Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes (MACS) decision rule for suspected cardiac chest pain: derivation and external validation
OPEN Heart (British Cardiac Society) | 2 May 2014
R Body, S Carley, G McDowell, P Pemberton, G Burrows, G Cook, PS Lewis, A Smith and K Mackway-Jones
We aimed to derive and validate a clinical decision rule (CDR) for suspected cardiac chest pain in the emergency department (ED). Incorporating information available at the time of first presentation, this CDR would effectively risk-stratify patients and immediately identify: (A) patients for whom hospitalisation may be safely avoided; and (B) high-risk patients, facilitating judicious use of resources.
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