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Emergency department interpretation of CT of the brain: a systematic review.

Authors
  • Evans, Lachlan R1, 2
  • Fitzgerald, Mark C1, 3
  • Mitra, Biswadev1, 4, 5
  • Varma, Dinesh6
  • 1 National Trauma Research Institute, Monash Alfred Injury Network, Melbourne, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 2 Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 3 Trauma Service, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 4 Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 5 Emergency & Trauma Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 6 Department of Radiology, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Postgraduate Medical Journal
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2017
Volume
93
Issue
1102
Pages
454–459
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2016-134491
PMID: 28011895
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Heterogeneity and the presence of bias limit our confidence in these findings. However, the variance in the interpretation of CTB between emergency clinicians and radiologists suggests that interventions towards improving accuracy may be useful.

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