Implementation of the Canadian C-Spine Rule: prospective 12 centre cluster randomised trial

@inproceedings{Stiell2009ImplementationOT,
  title={Implementation of the Canadian C-Spine Rule: prospective 12 centre cluster randomised trial},
  author={Ian G Stiell and Catherine M. Clement and Jeremy M. Grimshaw and Robert J. Brison and Brian H. Rowe and Michael John Schull and Jacques Lee and Jamie C. Brehaut and R. D. McKnight and Mary A. Eisenhauer and Jonathan F Dreyer and Eric Letovsky and Tim Rutledge and Iain Macphail and Scott Ross and Amit V. Shah and Jeffrey J Perry and Brian R. Holroyd and Urbain Ip and Howard J Lesiuk and George A Wells},
  booktitle={BMJ},
  year={2009}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of an active strategy to implement the validated Canadian C-Spine Rule into multiple emergency departments. DESIGN Matched pair cluster randomised trial. SETTING University and community emergency departments in Canada. Participants 11 824 alert and stable adults presenting with blunt trauma to the head or neck at one of 12 hospitals. INTERVENTIONS Six hospitals were randomly allocated to the intervention and six to the control. At the intervention… CONTINUE READING
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