Computed tomography use in the adult emergency department of an academic urban hospital from 2001 to 2007.

@article{Lee2010ComputedTU,
  title={Computed tomography use in the adult emergency department of an academic urban hospital from 2001 to 2007.},
  author={Jarone Lee and Jonathan Kirschner and Sapna Pawa and Dan E Wiener and David Newman and Kaushal Shah},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={
          591-6
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE There is both increasing recognition and growing scrutiny of the increased utilization of computed tomography (CT) in medicine. For our primary objective, we determine and quantify the CT utilization rate in our emergency department (ED) during the last 7 years. As a secondary objective, we compare trends in utilization for various types of CT scans. METHODS We performed an electronic chart review at our inner-city, academic ED with an annual census of 110,000 patients. We… CONTINUE READING

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