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Are too many head CT scans ordered in emergency departments?

Kelly, Anne-Maree and Kerr, Debra (2000) Are too many head CT scans ordered in emergency departments? Emergency Medicine, 12 (1). pp. 50-54. ISSN 1035-6851

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The aims of this study were to: (i) characterize ordering of head computed tomography scans from the emergency department; (ii) determine the proportion of scans that yield an abnormal result; (iii) correlate results with clinical syndromes and neurological findings; and (iv) identify areas where a change in ordering practice may be warranted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: computed tomography, head injury, head injuries, test utilisation, intracranial pathology, costs, CT scan ordering, scans
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Current > FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 06:51
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 06:51
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