The role of the cranial CT scan in municipal hospitals

A. B. Sterman, H. H. Schaumburg

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Abstract

House officer predictions of lesions and CT scan diagnosis were compared for accuracy in a municipal and community hospital setting. The input of the CT scan into initial patient care was also evaluated. In the municipal hospital, house officers made fewer most-correct diagnoses, and the CT scan more often established the correct diagnosis (P < .03) and altered therapy (P < .02). Results suggest that municipal hospital patients could benefit from accessible CT scanners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-270
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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