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Overuse of plain abdominal radiography in emergency departments: a retrospective cohort study

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Bertin, Christophe L
Published in BMC health services research. 2019, vol. 19, no. 1, 36
Abstract Plain abdominal radiography (PAR) is routinely performed in emergency departments (EDs). This study aimed to (1) identify the indications for PAR in EDs and compare them against international guidelines, (2) uncover predictors of non-compliance with guidelines, and (3) describe the use of additional radiological examinations in EDs.
Keywords AdultAgedAged, 80 and overEmergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical dataEquipment and Supplies UtilizationFemaleGuideline Adherence/statistics & numerical dataHumansMaleMiddle AgedPractice Guidelines as TopicRadiography, Abdominal/statistics & numerical dataRetrospective StudiesSwitzerlandUnnecessary Procedures/statistics & numerical data
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PMID: 30642302
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Research group Radiologie des urgences (800)
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BERTIN, Christophe L et al. Overuse of plain abdominal radiography in emergency departments: a retrospective cohort study. In: BMC Health Services Research, 2019, vol. 19, n° 1, p. 36. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-3870-2 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:145653

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