Journal article

External validation of the San Francisco Syncope Rule in the Australian context.

Teresa M Cosgriff, Anne-Maree Kelly, Debra Kerr

Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The San Francisco Syncope Rule (SFSR) aims to identify patients with syncope who are at risk for short-term serious adverse outcomes. It has been reported to have high sensitivity and the potential to decrease admission rates. The aim of this study was to validate the SFSR in the Australasian setting. METHODS: Our prospective, observational cohort study identified patients with syncope using emergency department (ED) databases. Data, including demographics, the presence of SFSR predictors and ED disposition, were collected either during ED stay or by explicit medical record review. Patients were followed up after 7 days for defined serious outcomes (i.e., death, myocardial infarct..

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