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Objectives Scaphoid fractures are the most common carpal fracture, representing 70% of carpal bone fractures. The diagnostic accuracy of physical examination findings and emergency medicine (EM) imaging studies for scaphoid fracture has not been previously described in the EM literature. Plain...
Objectives This qualitative study aimed to characterize the barriers to informed discussions between patients and emergency physicians (EPs) about radiation risk from computed tomography (CT) and to identify future interventions to improve patient understanding of CT radiation risk. Methods This...
Objectives The objective was to determine if use of ultrasound (US) by emergency physicians (EPs) to localize spinal landmarks improves the performance of lumbar puncture (LP). Methods This was a prospective, randomized, controlled study conducted in a county teaching hospital. Subjects, adults...
Objectives The objective was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of five health literacy screening instruments in emergency department (ED) patients: the Rapid Evaluation of Adult Literacy in Medicine‐Revised (REALM‐R), the Newest Vital Sign (NVS), Single Item Literacy Screens (SILS), health...
Objectives The objective was to quantify the correlation between general numeracy and health literacy in an emergency department (ED) setting. Methods This was a prospective cross‐sectional convenience sample study of adult patients in an urban, academic ED with 97,000 annual visits. General...
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