Comparative Effectiveness Research: Alternatives to "Traditional" Computed Tomography Use in the Acute Care Setting.

Conference Paper

Computed tomography (CT) scanning is an essential diagnostic tool and has revolutionized care of patients in the acute care setting. However, there is widespread agreement that overutilization of CT, where benefits do not exceed possible costs or harms, is occurring. The goal was to seek consensus in identifying and prioritizing research questions and themes that involve the comparative effectiveness of "traditional" CT use versus alternative diagnostic strategies in the acute care setting. A modified Delphi technique was used that included input from emergency physicians, emergency radiologists, medical physicists, and an industry expert to achieve this.

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Cited Authors

  • Moore, CL; Broder, J; Gunn, ML; Bhargavan-Chatfield, M; Cody, D; Cullison, K; Daniels, B; Gans, B; Kennedy Hall, M; Gaines, BA; Goldman, S; Heil, J; Liu, R; Marin, JR; Melnick, ER; Novelline, RA; Pare, J; Repplinger, MD; Taylor, RA; Sodickson, AD

Published Date

  • December 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1465 - 1473

PubMed ID

  • 26576033

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1553-2712

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/acem.12831

Conference Location

  • United States