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The Ottawa ankle rules for the use of diagnostic X-ray in after hours medical centres in New Zealand

Wynn-Thomas, Simon; Love, Tom; McLeod, Deborah; Vernall, Sue; Kljakovic, Marjan; Dowell, Anthony; Durham, John

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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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Date published: 2002-09-27
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9038
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal 115.1162 (2002): 1-7

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