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The impact of implementing the Ottawa ankle rules on ankle radiography requests in AandE.

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This audit was set up to quantify the effect of implementing the Ottawa ankle rules in a district general hospital that relies on both medical and nursing radiography requests. Data were collected prospectively on 207 patients who presented with an acute ankle injury between August 2001 and February 2002. The department's activity was recorded before and after a period of teaching on the Ottawa ankle rules. Before teaching, 71% of patients with an acute ankle injury were sent for radiography;...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Ribbans, WJ More by this author
Holloway, V More by this author
Journal:
International journal of clinical practice
Volume:
57
Issue:
7
Pages:
625-627
Publication date:
2003-09-05
EISSN:
1742-1241
ISSN:
1368-5031
URN:
uuid:06e0a3fb-554c-485b-bc93-ebbf3e550e76
Source identifiers:
107617
Local pid:
pubs:107617

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