BTS Guidelines for the outpatient management of pulmonary embolism

The new BTS Guideline for the initial outpatient management of pulmonary embolism has been published.

The new Guideline provides guidance on how to risk-stratify patients with suspected and confirmed pulmonary embolism and subsequently manage them in an outpatient or ambulatory care setting. 

The full guideline is published as a supplement to the July 2018 issue of Thorax (available below).  A summary of the recommendations is also available in BMJ Open Respiratory Research.  Read the Thorax article online here

Declarations of Interest:

BTS Guideline Group members adhere to the BTS Policy for Working with the Biomedical Industry and complete an annual declaration of interest form during the period that the Guideline Group is active.  The BTS Policy document is available here. Declarations of Interest for this BTS Guideline Group can be requested from bts@brit-thoracic.org.uk 

June 2018

Current Guidelines

Title Publication Date Description Status
BTS Guidelines for the outpatient management of pulmonary embolism 2018-06 June June 2018

BTS Guidelines for the outpatient management of pulmonary embolism published June 2018.

Valid
Web appendix 2 Outpatient PE evidence tables 12 June 2018 2018-06 June June 2018

BTS Guideline for the management of outpatient PE - evidence tables 

Valid
Web appendix 3 Patient information 2018-06 June June 2018

BTS Guideline for the management of outpatient PE - patient information examples

Valid
Web Appendix 1 Clinical questions and search strategy 2018-06 June June 2018

BTS Guideline for the management of outpatient PE - clinical questions and seaerch strategy

Valid
Web appendix Outpatient Management of PE Guideline public summary 2018-06 June June 2018

BTS Guideline for the management of outpatient PE - guideline information for the public

Valid