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Clinical practice guidelines for pediatric appendicitis evaluation can decrease computed tomography utilization while maintaining diagnostic accuracy.
|Title||Clinical practice guidelines for pediatric appendicitis evaluation can decrease computed tomography utilization while maintaining diagnostic accuracy.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Russell SW, Schuh AM, Hill JG, Hebra A, Cina RA, Smith CD, Streck CJ|
|Journal||Pediatric emergency care|
|Date Published||2013 May|
The objective of this study was to compare usage of computed tomography (CT) scan for evaluation of appendicitis in a children's hospital emergency department before and after implementation of a clinical practice guideline focused on early surgical consultation before obtaining advanced imaging.
|Alternate Journal||Pediatr Emerg Care|