Evaluation and Management of Emergency Department Patients with Suspected Appendicitis

Publication Date: February 28, 2023
Last Updated: March 1, 2023

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In pediatric patients, clinical prediction rules can be used to risk stratify for possible acute appendicitis. However, do not use clinical prediction rules alone to identify patients who do not warrant advanced imaging for the diagnosis of appendicitis. (B)
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Evaluation and Management of Emergency Department Patients with Suspected Appendicitis

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