The EDACS study was published earlier this year in the EMA journal. It described the derivation and validation of an ACS risk score in the ED setting, with the aim of identifying low risk patients who could be eligible for early discharge and outpatient follow up using an accelerated diagnostic pathway (ADP).
I have created an online calculator for the EDACS score. This will calculate the EDACS score and indicate whether this is a "low" or "not low" risk score. This must be interpreted in the context of the inclusion and exclusion criteria, as well as the described ADP that includes ECG and troponin findings.
It is envisaged that this calculator will be included into a computerised decision aid as part of a low-risk chest pain pathway.
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