Guidelines to reduce x ray examinations in accident departments

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7000.329b (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:329
  1. R D Hardern,
  2. D W Harmer
  1. Senior registrar Consultant Accident and Emergency, General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX

    Implementing guidelines may not improve outcome for patients

    EDITOR,--Eugene McNally and colleagues report the effect of introducing guidelines on when to request radiographs for certain conditions presenting in an accident department.1 Two aspects of this paper merit discussion. Firstly, the outcome measured and the data presented do not seem to support the conclusions. Secondly, one should not infer that use of the posters containing the …

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