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

@article{Coffey2011ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the Canadian c-spine rule in the UK emergency department setting.},
  author={Frank Coffey and Susanne M Hewitt and Ian G Stiell and Nick Howarth and Phil Miller and Cathy Clement and Paul Emberton and Hijattulah Abdul Jabbar},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={
          873-6
        }
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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