A matched-pair cluster design study protocol to evaluate implementation of the Canadian C-spine rule in hospital emergency departments: Phase III

@article{Stiell2007AMC,
  title={A matched-pair cluster design study protocol to evaluate implementation of the Canadian C-spine rule in hospital emergency departments: Phase III},
  author={Ian G Stiell and Jeremy M. Grimshaw and George A Wells and Doug Coyle and Howard J Lesiuk and Brian H. Rowe and Robert J. Brison and Michael J Schull and Jacques Lee and Catherine M. Clement},
  journal={Implementation Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={4 - 4}
}
BACKGROUND Physicians in Canadian emergency departments (EDs) annually treat 185,000 alert and stable trauma victims who are at risk for cervical spine (C-spine) injury. However, only 0.9% of these patients have suffered a cervical spine fracture. Current use of radiography is not efficient. The Canadian C-Spine Rule is designed to allow physicians to be more selective and accurate in ordering C-spine radiography, and to rapidly clear the C-spine without the need for radiography in many… CONTINUE READING
BETA

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 12 CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 68 REFERENCES

Interrupted time series designs in implementation research: lessons from two systematic reviews of behaviour change strategies

  • C Ramsay, L Matowe, R Grilli, J Grimshaw, R Thomas
  • International Journal of Technology Assessment in…
  • 2003
1 Excerpt

Assessing the value of information in economic analysis: comparison of estimates from alternative formulations

  • D Coyle
  • J Health Economics
  • 2002

The Canadian Cervical Spine Radiography Rule for alert and stable trauma patients

  • IG Stiell, GA Wells, +7 authors R Verbeek
  • JAMA
  • 2001
2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…