Wynn-Thomas, Simon; Love, Tom; McLeod, Deborah; Vernall, Sue; Kljakovic, Marjan; Dowell, Anthony; Durham, John
Aims: The aims of this study were to measure baseline use of Ottawa ankle rules
(OAR), validate the OAR and, if appropriate, explore the impact of implementing the
Rules on X-ray rates in a primary care, after hours medical centre setting.
Methods: General practitioners (GPs) were surveyed to find their awareness of ankle
injury guidelines. Data concerning diagnosis and X-ray utilisation were collected
prospectively for patients presenting with ankle injuries to two after hours...[Show more]
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