Kelly A. Condefer
Predictionn rules for computed tomography in the dementia assessment: Do they predict clinical utility of CT?
Condefer, Kelly A.; Haworth, Judith; Wilcock, Gordon K.
Gordon K. Wilcock
Neuroimaging is widely employed in the dementia assessment in refining clinical decision-making. However, with rising interest in cost-effective medical practice, efforts have been made in the literature to define clinical prediction rules that select for a subgroup of patients who would most likely benefit from neuroimagingi This short study examined the ability of a group of published clinical predictors to identify patients whose diagnoses or management would be influenced by CT scan results. The study finds that none of the published predictors bears a significant relationship to actual influence of CT scans in a group of memory clinic patients, highlighting the need for the development of clinical predictors for neuroimaging that will impact patient care. © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Wilcock, G. K., Haworth, J., Condefer, K. A., Condefer, K., Howarth, J., & Wilcock, G. (2003). Predictionn rules for computed tomography in the dementia assessment: Do they predict clinical utility of CT?. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18(4), 285-287. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.812
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Apr 1, 2003|
|Journal||International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||computed tomography, dementia, CT|