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Table 4 Duplicated CT examination per patient during the subsequent hospital stay after a TA CT

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

CT type during trauma admissionSWBCT n = 36Selective CT n = 9
Control CT for findings seen on trauma admission CT a, n (%)28 (77.8)7 (77.8)
 New finding identified b, not described on TA CT   4 (14.3)   1 (16.7)
  Active intervention chosen       0 (0)      0 (0.0)
  Conservative intervention chosen     4 (100.0)     1 (100.0)
New CT because of new vital indication8 (22.2)2 (22.2)
 New finding identified b, not described on TA CT   4 (50.0)   2 (50.0)
  Active intervention     3 (75..0)     2 (100.0)
  Conservative intervention     1 (25.0)     0 (0.0)
  1. CT Computer Tomography, TA trauma admission, SWBCT Standardized whole body CT, a The main reason per person registered, b The main finding registered