Clinical Decision Rules

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This module, Clinical Decision Rules, must be completed first. It introduces the concept of evidence based medicine and the creation and use of clinical decision rules.

Duration: 90 minutes

Learning Outcomes

This first module focuses on Clinical Decision Rules and will answer the following questions:

  • What are they?
  • How are they developed?
  • What do you need to know to use them appropriately?
  • How would you use clinical decision rules to help you decide if a patient required diagnostic imaging?
  • Assessing the quality of a clinical decision rule – how good does it have to be to be useful?
  • What else do you need to think about when you consider imaging a patient with a particular condition, apart from estimating the risk of serious pathology?
Module Resources

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Launch Presentation