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CADTH. The ABCD2 scoring system for transient ischemic attacks: a review of the diagnostic accuracy and predictive value. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response - Summary with Critical Appraisal. 2014
Evidence from systematic reviews suggests there is some predictive value to ABCD2 scoring, but results are dependent on setting and method of scoring, with ABCD2 performing more poorly in studies conducted in emergency department settings or when scores are determined by retrospective chart review in place of face-to-face evaluation. This is consistent with individual studies that show low predictive value in emergency department settings and lack of agreement in ABCD2 scores between referring physicians and stroke specialists.
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Humans; Ischemic Attack, Transient; Risk Factors; Stroke
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Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), 865 Carling Avenue, Suite 600, Ottawa, Ontario Canada, K1S 5S8 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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