The Ottawa ankle rules for the use of diagnostic X-ray in after hours medical centres in New Zealand
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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|Source:||New Zealand Medical Journal 115.1162 (2002): 1-7|
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