TABLE 5

The revised Geneva clinical prediction rule for pulmonary embolism

ItemsClinical decision rule points
Original version [91]Simplified version [87]
Previous PE or DVT31
Heart rate
 75–94 b.p.m.31
 ≥95 b.p.m.52
Surgery or fracture within the past month21
Haemoptysis21
Active cancer21
Unilateral lower-limb pain31
Pain on lower-limb deep venous palpation and unilateral oedema41
Age >65years11
Clinical probability
Three-level score
Low0–30–1
Intermediate4–102–4
High≥11≥5
Two-level score
PE-unlikely0–50–2
PE-likely≥6≥3

b.p.m.: beats per minute; DVT: deep vein thrombosis; PE: pulmonary embolism.