The Canadian CT Head Rule for patients with minor head injury

@article{Stiell2001TheCC,
  title={The Canadian CT Head Rule for patients with minor head injury},
  author={Ian G Stiell and George A Wells and Katherine L. Vandemheen and Catherine M. Clement and Howard J Lesiuk and Andreas Laupacis and R. D. McKnight and Richard Verbeek and Robert Brison and Daniel Cass and Markus Eisenhauer and Gary H. Greenberg and Jim Worthington},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={357},
  pages={1391-1396}
}
BACKGROUND There is much controversy about the use of computed tomography (CT) for patients with minor head injury. We aimed to develop a highly sensitive clinical decision rule for use of CT in patients with minor head injuries. METHODS We carried out this prospective cohort study in the emergency departments of ten large Canadian hospitals and included consecutive adults who presented with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 13-15 after head injury. We did standardised clinical assessments… CONTINUE READING
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