Sex as a prognostic factor for mortality in adults with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (prognosis). The objectives are as follows:

To determine whether sex (i.e. being a male or a female) is an independent (i.e. autonomous) prognostic factor for predicting mortality in adults with acute symptomatic PE. See Table 1 for a formulation of the review question in population, index prognostic factor, comparator, outcome(s), timing, and setting (PICOTS) format.

This is a protocol.

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