Different Perceptions Exist Between Providers and the General Population Regarding the Importance of Injury Findings on Additional Imaging for Trauma Consults
59MDW San Antonio United States
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Background. Prior research demonstrated approximately 13 of additional imaging for trauma consults results in discovery of new injuries. No studies have addressed the perception of these findings in non-healthcare providers. Our hypothesis was that significant differences in perception of the importance of injuries would exist between health care providers and the general population. Material and Methods. Six standardized scenarios were developed detailing common injury findings on additional imaging in trauma consults. Demographic information as well as information regarding the significance of findings, potential for a change in care and the importance of patient notification for each scenario were collected. Surveys were electronically distributed to all employed providers in our healthcare system. A similar survey was distributed to members of the public. Data analysis was performed with generalized linear modeling.
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