Validation of the Canadian c-spine rule in the UK emergency department setting

  title={Validation of the Canadian c-spine rule in the UK emergency department setting},
  author={F. Coffey and S. Hewitt and I. Stiell and N. Howarth and Phil Miller and Cathy Clement and P. Emberton and A. Jabbar},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Journal},
  pages={873 - 876}
  • F. Coffey, S. Hewitt, +5 authors A. Jabbar
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Journal
  • Aim To determine the potential of the Canadian Cervical Spine Rule (CCR) to safely reduce the number of cervical spine (c-spine) radiographs performed in the UK emergency department setting. Methods The study was conducted in two UK emergency departments with a combined annual attendance of >150 000 adult patients. Over the 24 month trial period, 148 doctors were provided training in the use of the CCR and instructed to assess eligible patients presenting with potential c-spine injury. Doctors… CONTINUE READING
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