Journal article

International survey of emergency physicians' priorities for clinical decision rules

Debra Eagles, Ian G Stiell, Catherine M Clement, Jamie Brehaut, Anne-Maree Kelly, Suzanne Mason, Arthur Kellermann, Jeffrey J Perry

ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: One of the first stages in the development of new clinical decision rules (CDRs) is determination of need. This study examined the clinical priorities of emergency physicians (EPs) working in Australasia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States for the development of future CDRs. METHODS: The authors administered an e-mail and postal survey to members of the national emergency medicine (EM) associations in Australasia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Results were analyzed via frequency distributions. RESULTS: The total response rate was 54.8% (1,150/2,100). The respondents were primarily male (74%), with a mean age of 42.5 years (SD +/- 8), and a mean..

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