The ABCD2 scoring system for transient ischemic attacks: a review of the diagnostic accuracy and predictive value

Record ID 32014000790
Authors' recommendations: 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.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient
  • Stroke
  • Risk Factors
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