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Table 3 CT examinations in patients admitted with TTA

From: Clinical guided computer tomography decisions are advocated in potentially severely injured trauma patients: a one-year audit in a level 1 trauma Centre with long pre-hospital times

 < 5 years
n, (%)
5–16 years
n, (%)
> 16 years
n, (%)
Total, n (%)
Trauma admission CT examination strategy groups
Standardized whole body CT1 (11.1)6 (35.3)66 (55.9)73 (50.7)
 Duplicated CT a during subsequent hospital stay 0 (0.0) 2 (33.3) 34 (51.5) 36 (49.3)
Selective CT0 (0.0)7 (41.2)36 (30.5)43 (29.9)
 Duplicated CT a during subsequent hospital stay 0 (0.0) 1 (14.3) 8 (22.2) 9 (20.9)
 Complement CT b during subsequent hospital stay 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (5.6) 2 (4.6)
No CT8 (88.9)4 (23.5)16 (13.6)28 (19.4)
 Complement CT b during subsequent hospital stay 1 (12.5) 1 (25.0) 4 (25.0) 6 (21.4)
Total, n (%)9 (100)17 (100)118 (100)144 (100)
  1. CT Computer Tomography, TTA trauma team activation, a CT of a body part examined during trauma admission and at least once during the subsequent hospital stay, b CT of a body part not examined during trauma admission but during the subsequent hospital stay