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Computed tomography scans prior to transfer to a pediatric trauma center: transfer time effects, neurosurgical interventions, and practice variability.

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Summary of "Computed tomography scans prior to transfer to a pediatric trauma center: transfer time effects, neurosurgical interventions, and practice variability."

Many non-trauma centers perform computed tomography (CT) on injured children prior to transfer to a pediatric trauma center (PTC), but the institutional variability and clinical impact of this practice is unclear. This study evaluated the association of pre-transfer CT with transfer delays, the likelihood of emergent neurosurgical intervention among patients who underwent pre-transfer head CT, and the effects of transfer distance on prevalence and regional variability of pre-transfer CT.

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Name: The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
ISSN: 2163-0763
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