Survey of patient and physician influences and decision-making regarding CT utilization for minor head injury.

@article{Quaas2014SurveyOP,
  title={Survey of patient and physician influences and decision-making regarding CT utilization for minor head injury.},
  author={Joshua Quaas and Bruce J Derrick and Lindsey R. Mitrani and Simon Baarbe and Brett B. Yarusi and Dan E Wiener and David H. Newman},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={1503-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Assess factors that influence both the patient and the physician in the setting of minor head injury in adults and the decision-making process around CT utilization. METHODS This is a convenience sample survey study of adult minor head injury patients (GCS 15) and their physicians regarding factors influencing the decision to use CT to evaluate for intra-cranial haemorrhage. Once a head CT was ordered and before the results were known, both the patient and physician were given a one… CONTINUE READING