Clinical yield of computed tomography brain scans in older general medical patients.

@article{Hirano2006ClinicalYO,
  title={Clinical yield of computed tomography brain scans in older general medical patients.},
  author={Lianne A Hirano and Sidney T. Bogardus and Sanjay Saluja and Linda S Leo-Summers and Sharon K. Inouye},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={587-92}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the clinical yield of computed tomography (CT) brain scans in a prospective cohort of older patients admitted to the general medicine service. DESIGN Nested cohort study of 117 subjects enrolled in previous prospective cohort study of 919 subjects. SETTING University-affiliated teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS Hospitalized general medical patients aged 70 and older who received one or more brain CT scans during their hospital stay. MEASUREMENTS Review of medical… CONTINUE READING