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Table. Predictors of Head Computed Tomography Use From Multivariate Logistic Regression
Table. Predictors of Head Computed Tomography Use From Multivariate Logistic Regression
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Research Letters
Apr 23, 2012

Variation in Head Computed Tomography Use for Emergency Department Trauma Patients and Physician Risk Tolerance

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Center for Evidence-Based Imaging (Drs Andruchow, Raja, Prevedello, Zane, and Khorasani) and Departments of Radiology (Drs Prevedello and Khorasani) and Emergency Medicine (Drs Andruchow, Raja, and Zane), Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School (Drs Andruchow, Raja, Prevedello, Zane, and Khorasani), Boston, Massachusetts.

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(8):660-661. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.2243
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