A study to develop clinical decision rules for the use of radiography in acute ankle injuries.

@article{Stiell1992AST,
  title={A study to develop clinical decision rules for the use of radiography in acute ankle injuries.},
  author={Ian G Stiell and Gary H. Greenberg and R. D. McKnight and Reshma C Nair and Ian Mcdowell and James R. Worthington},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={384-90}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To develop decision rules that will predict fractures in patients with ankle injuries, thereby assisting clinicians in being more selective in their use of radiography. DESIGN Prospective survey of emergency department patients over a five-month period. SETTING Two university hospital EDs. PARTICIPANTS One hundred fifty-five adults in a pilot stage and 750 in the main study; all presented with acute blunt ankle injuries. INTERVENTIONS Thirty-two standardized clinical… CONTINUE READING
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