Thanks for everyone's input so far. I realise I hadn't explained our purpose:
we'd like to know what prediction rules you are currently using in practice.
Why? We know there are lots of clinical prediction rules (at least 9,000 listed
via PubMed:Clinical Queries) but few seemed to be used in practice.
We are interested in whether there are features of rules that people use versus
those they don't. As a pilot, we'd like to develop a list of those that
*someone* uses, which we will use for a pilot about awareness, acceptance, and
usage of the tools in the list.
So if you use any rules not on the list below can you let me know:
Ottawa ankle rules for ankle fracture
Framingham CVD 5-year risk score (eg Rod Jackson's)
Simplified Walsh strep throat rule (5 items)
Centor (4-item) diagnostic rule for strep throat
Wells DVT rules
Whooley 2-questions for depression (or the new 3-question version)
Appendicitis - Alvarado score
Mini-cog for dementia
Ottawa cervical spine rule
Ottawa knee rule for knee fracture
Pneumonia mortality rule
Bishop score for cervical ripening for prediction of induction of labor.
Apgar score for neonatal asphyxia.
ABCD rule for stroke risk after a TIA
CHADS2 for stroke risk with atrial fibrilation
AUDIT-GMAT) for prediction of alcohol problems
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