• Radiology Callbacks to a Pediatric Emergency Department and Their Clinical Impact

    4 monthes ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Background
    Clinical impact of radiology callbacks remains largely unknown in the pediatric emergency department .
    Objective
    The aim of this study was to describe the incidence, nature of radiology callbacks, and the impact on clinical care during the return visit .
    Methods
    We performed a retrospective chart review of quality assurance database of RVs for radiology callbacks to our PED over a 1-year period.
    Results
    Return visit rate to our PED was 3% of which 1.9% was for radiology callbacks. Radiology misses involved mostly x-ray interpretations , occurred after-hours , with fractures...
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  • Efficiency of Using Pediatrics Emergency Services and Triage Evaluation

    Efficiency of Using Pediatrics Emergency Services and Triage Evaluation

    4 monthes ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    The aim of the study was to evaluate the pediatric emergency department in a main teaching hospital.
    Methods
    Retrospective review of all children presented to PED at King Abdulaziz University Hospital from September to November 2014 was performed. We classified priority into the following 5 stages: 1, need resuscitation; 2, emergent; 3, urgent; 4, less urgent; and 5, nonurgent.
    Results
    A total of 2567 children attended PED for 3 months. Toddler age group was the highest. Respiratory complaints were the commonest , followed by gastrointestinal complaints. The majority were...
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