Utilization of diagnostic radiologic examinations in the emergency department of a teaching hospital.

@article{Eliastam1980UtilizationOD,
  title={Utilization of diagnostic radiologic examinations in the emergency department of a teaching hospital.},
  author={Michael Eliastam and Esther Rose and Heather Jones and Edward Kaplan and Richard A. Kaplan and Adam Seiver},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1980},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={61-6}
}
A study to document the utilization by house officers of the Diagnostic Radiologic Examination (DRE) in trauma patients was carried out over 2 years at Stanford University Medical Center. Physicians recorded the likelihood of a fracture being present for patients requiring DRE's to evaluate traumatic injuries. The physician's opinion and the radiologist's final interpretation of the DRE were compared for 24 anatomic regions. Preliminary findings reveal: for almost half the DRE's the officer… CONTINUE READING