Neuroimaging for pediatric head trauma: do patient and hospital characteristics influence who gets imaged?

@article{Mannix2010NeuroimagingFP,
  title={Neuroimaging for pediatric head trauma: do patient and hospital characteristics influence who gets imaged?},
  author={Rebekah C. Mannix and Florence T. Bourgeois and Sara A. Schutzman and Ari P. Bernstein and Lois Kaye Lee},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={
          694-700
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The objective was to identify patient, provider, and hospital characteristics associated with the use of neuroimaging in the evaluation of head trauma in children. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of children (< or =19 years of age) with head injuries from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) collected by the National Center for Health Statistics. NHAMCS collects data on approximately 25,000 visits annually to 600 randomly selected hospital… CONTINUE READING
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