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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).
(a)

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

(b)

Time (hours)Frequency %

<43047.6
4 ≤ t < 121727.0
12 ≤ t < 241625.4

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