Effect of the Low Risk Ankle Rule on the frequency of radiography in children with ankle injuries.

@article{Boutis2013EffectOT,
  title={Effect of the Low Risk Ankle Rule on the frequency of radiography in children with ankle injuries.},
  author={Kathy Boutis and Paul Grootendorst and Andrew B. Willan and Amy C. Plint and Paul Babyn and Robert J. Brison and Arun Sayal and Melissa Anne Parker and Natalie Mamen and Suzanne Schuh and J. Grimshaw and David Johnson and Unni G Narayanan},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2013},
  volume={185 15},
  pages={E731-8}
}
BACKGROUND The Low Risk Ankle Rule is a validated clinical decision rule that has the potential to safely reduce radiography in children with acute ankle injuries. We performed a phased implementation of the Low Risk Ankle Rule and evaluated its effectiveness in reducing the frequency of radiography in children with ankle injuries. METHODS Six Canadian emergency departments participated in the study from Jan. 1, 2009, to Aug. 31, 2011. At the 3 intervention sites, there were 3 consecutive 26… CONTINUE READING
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