Reasons for ordering computed tomography scans of the head in patients with minor brain injury

Rohacek, Martin; Albrecht, Marcel; Kleim, Birgit; Zimmermann, Heinz; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis (2012). Reasons for ordering computed tomography scans of the head in patients with minor brain injury. Injury - international journal of the care of the injured, 43(9), pp. 1415-8. Oxford: Elsevier 10.1016/j.injury.2012.01.001

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Minor brain injury is a frequent condition. Validated clinical decision rules can help in deciding whether a computed tomogram (CT) of the head is required. We hypothesized that institutional guidelines are not frequently used, and that psychological factors are a common reason for ordering an unnecessary CT.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center

UniBE Contributor:

Rohacek, Martin; Albrecht, Michael; Zimmermann, Heinz and Exadaktylos, Aristomenis Konstantinos

ISSN:

0020-1383

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:34

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:35

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.injury.2012.01.001

PubMed ID:

22277106

Web of Science ID:

000306666100014

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/13532 (FactScience: 220084)

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