Variation in emergency department use of cervical spine radiography for alert, stable trauma

Stiell, Ian G.; Wells, George A.
June 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;06/01/97, Vol. 156 Issue 11, p1537
Academic Journal
Assesses the emergency departments' use of cervical spine radiography for alert, stable adult trauma patients in Canada. Variations found among hospitals in the rate of ordering radiography; Utilization of radiography in hospitals; Use and yield of radiography by hospital; Recommendations on the efficient use of radiography.


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