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Research Article

The Diagnostic Utility and Clinical Impact of After-Hours CT Scans of the Abdomen and Pelvis Investigating Abdominal Pain

Table 3

The impact on management of after-hours CT A/P scans (a) and the time taken for such actions to occur (b).

Description of impactFrequency 

No impact on management1620.3
Ruled out nonacute serious pathology22.5
Ruled out acute serious pathology2227.8
Impacted on medical/surgical management3949.4


Time (hours)Frequency %

4 ≤ t < 121727.0
12 ≤ t < 241625.4

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