Title

"Choosing Wisely" imaging recommendations: initial implementation in New England emergency departments.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2017

Institution/Department

Emergency

Journal Title

The western journal of emergency medicine.

MeSH Headings

Attitude of Health Personnel, Choice Behavior, Emergency Medicine, Health Care Surveys, Health Expenditures, Health Services Research, Humans, New England, Practice Patterns, Physicians', Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Unnecessary Procedures

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: In June 2016, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Emergency Quality Network began its

METHODS: This survey study was exempt from institutional review board review. In 2015, we mailed surveys to 195 hospital-affiliated EDs in all six New England states to determine whether they had implemented

RESULTS: A total of 169/195 (87%) of New England EDs responded, with all individual state response rates >80%. Overall, 101 (60%) of responding EDs had implemented an intervention for at least one

CONCLUSION: One year after release of the ACEP

ISSN

1936-9018

First Page

454

Last Page

458

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