Retrospective review of the use and costs of routine chest x rays in a trauma setting

@inproceedings{Ziegler2013RetrospectiveRO,
  title={Retrospective review of the use and costs of routine chest x rays in a trauma setting},
  author={Kristina Ziegler and James M. Feeney and Colleen Desai and David Sharpio and Wiiliam T Marshall and Michael Twohig},
  booktitle={Journal of trauma management & outcomes},
  year={2013}
}
IntroductionChest x-rays (CXR) are routinely obtained on blunt trauma patients. Many patients also receive additional imaging with thoracic computed tomography scans for other indications. We hypothesized that in hemodynamically normal, awake and alert blunt trauma patients, CXR can be deferred in those who will also receive a TCT with significant cost savings.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed the charts of trauma patients from 1/1/2010 to 12/31/2010 who received both a CXR and TCT in the… CONTINUE READING

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