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Are all pulmonary embolism clinical decision rules equal?

  • Patrick T. Fok (a1) and Robert Primavesi (a2)
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Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program, Room A4.62, Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1; patrick.fok@mail.mcgill.ca.

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