Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a frequently considered diagnosis by emergency physicians. ACEP and other medical professional societies recommend that physicians formally determine the pre-test probability for PE to stratify the need for further laboratory testing or imaging, such as computerized tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA).
In “Electronic Pulmonary Embolism Clinical Decision Support and Effect on Yield of Computerized Tomographic Pulmonary Angiography: ePE—A Pragmatic Prospective Cohort Study,” researchers used a computerized diagnostic algorithm based on the Pulmonary Embolism Rule Out Criteria (PERC) and the Revised Geneva Score, two measures designed to assess the pre-test probability for pulmonary embolism. The algorithm recommended CTPA in patients with an age-adjusted positive D-dimer and in patients at high probability for PE.
Which of the following is not a potential advantage of employing such an approach?