Nurse-initiation of x-rays of possible limb fractures in hospital emergency departments

Bernath V
Record ID 32003000581
Authors' objectives:

This aim of this critical appraisal was to assess whether, for patients presenting with possible limb fractures, the request for x-rays by nurses rather than by doctors reduces waiting times in the emergency department.

Authors' methods: Critical appraisal
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2000
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Nurses
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nursing Care
  • X-Rays
Organisation Name: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Contact Address: Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Tel: +61 3 9594 7505; Fax: +61 3 9594 7552.
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Copyright: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE)
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