Accuracy of the Ottawa Ankle Rules applied by non-physician providers in a pediatric emergency department.

@article{MacLellan2018AccuracyOT,
  title={Accuracy of the Ottawa Ankle Rules applied by non-physician providers in a pediatric emergency department.},
  author={Joe MacLellan and Teya Smith and Jason N Baserman and Shawn K. Dowling},
  journal={CJEM},
  year={2018},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          746-752
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The Ottawa Ankle Rules (OAR) are a clinical decision tool used to minimize unnecessary radiographs in ankle and foot injuries. The OAR are a reliable tool to exclude fractures in children over 5 years of age when applied by physicians. Limited data support its use by other health care workers in children. Our objective was to determine the accuracy of the OAR when applied by non-physician providers (NPP). METHODS Children aged 5 to 17 years presenting with an acute ankle or foot… CONTINUE READING
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