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Predicting outcome for ambulance patients with dyspnea: a prospective cohort study
Tim Alex Lindskou MS; Kenneth Lübcke; Torben Anders Kløjgaard MS; Birgitte Schantz Laursen MS, PhD; Søren Mikkelsen MD, PhD; Ulla Møller Weinreich MD, PhD; Erika Frischknecht Christensen MD
Assessing the severity of acute dyspnea objectively can be difficult. The patients' perceived degree of dyspnea often doesn't correlate with a health care professionals' assessment. The authors of this study sought to validate the accuracy of a novel acute dyspnea scale to identify outcomes of out-of-hospital patients.