The use of cranial CT scans in the triage of pediatric patients with mild head injury.

@article{Davis1995TheUO,
  title={The use of cranial CT scans in the triage of pediatric patients with mild head injury.},
  author={Robert L. Davis and Michael A. Hughes and Kelly Dean Gubler and P L Waller and Frederick P. Rivara},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1995},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={345-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Recent evidence suggests that patients with a normal cranial CT scan after head injury can be safely discharged home from the emergency department. However, supporting data from previous studies has relied on incomplete patient follow-up. We utilized a statewide comprehensive hospital abstract reporting system (CHARS) to assess whether children with normal CT scans after head injury subsequently developed intracranial sequelae in the month following their initial injury. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING