publication . Article . 2017

3 Derivation and internal validation of a clinical decision rule to guide whole body computed tomography scanning in trauma

Hridesh Chatha; Ian Sammy; Rick Body; Abdo Sattout; John Hollingsworth;
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  • Published: 23 Nov 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
Background There are no widely accepted validated clinical decision rules for the use of WBCT in trauma. Given the potential risks and costs, there is a clear need for a clinical decision rule (CDR) to safely guide targeted use of WBCT. We aimed to derive a CDR to guide clinical decisions on WBCT utilisation by detecting patients at high and low risk of multi-region trauma. Methods We retrospectively identified consecutive patients who had presented to a major trauma centre with suspected major trauma. Study took place at Aintree University Hospital, Merseyside. After extracting data, we derived a clinical decision rule for detection of multi-region trauma by lo...
free text keywords: Derivation, Recursive partitioning, Medicine, business.industry, business, Logistic regression, Abdomen, medicine.anatomical_structure, Blood pressure, Clinical decision, Pelvis, Emergency medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Major trauma, medicine.disease
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