Treatment intensity at the end of life in older adults receiving long-term dialysis.

  title={Treatment intensity at the end of life in older adults receiving long-term dialysis.},
  author={Susan P Y Wong and William I Kreuter and Ann M O'Hare},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={172 8},
  pages={661-3; discussion 663-4}
Comment. We found significant variation in head CT use for ED trauma patients that was not explained by patient factors and was not associated with physician risk tolerance or malpractice fear. Variation in head CT use by ED physicians has been demonstrated previously, but not specifically for ED trauma patients. Because well-validated decision rules are available to guide imaging for patients with mild traumatic brain injury, this suggests that an opportunity for quality improvement exists… CONTINUE READING
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