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Journal Article
Study

Accuracy of emergency department clinical findings for diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019.

Peyrony O, Marbeuf-Gueye C, Truong V, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2020;Epub May 21.
This prospective study enrolled all patients with suspected COVID-19 who were tested for SARS-CoV-2 in order to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of patients’ characteristics and emergency physician judgement in predicting COVID-19. Findings indicate that physician clinical judgement was generally accurate and that certain patient characteristics (loss of smell, lung ultrasound findings) increase the likelihood of identifying COVID-19.