Variation in use of head computed tomography by emergency physicians.

  title={Variation in use of head computed tomography by emergency physicians.},
  author={Luciano M. Prevedello and Ali S. Raja and Richard D. Zane and Aaron David Sodickson and S. Lipsitz and Louise E Schneider and Richard Hanson and Srinivasan Mukundan and Ramin K Khorasani},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={125 4},
OBJECTIVE Variation in emergency department head computed tomography (CT) use in patients with atraumatic headaches between hospitals is being measured nationwide. However, the magnitude of interphysician variation within a hospital is currently unknown. We hypothesized that there was significant variation in the rates of physician head CT use, both overall and for patients diagnosed with atraumatic headaches. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted in the emergency department of a… CONTINUE READING
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