Methodology: 4.5/5
Usefulness: 5/5

Beno S, al. CJEM. 2022 Aug;24(5):535-543. 

Editorial: Reducing overuse of CT imaging in pediatric trauma: a model example of the Model for Improvement.

Question and Methods: The aim  of this QI project was to reduce unnecessary CT abdomen on pediatric trauma activations who were identified as being low risk of IAI.
Findings: significant reduction in overall imaging rates, reflecting reduction in low risk patients, from 51.0% to 29.7%. The absolute reduction for this outcome is 21.3
Limitations: Did not specify exact stakeholders (such as which allied health professionals, families etc)

Interpretation: Pediatric trauma is rare at TOH and we are less familiar with relevant CDR. We would urgently consult pediatric TTL or defer to CT.

Dr. Sheena Nandalal

JC Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Perry



  • Sheena Nandalal

    Dr. Sheena Nandalal is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and previously was a pediatric RN !

  • Hans Rosenberg

    Dr. Rosenberg is an emergency physician at the Ottawa Hospital, associate professor at the University of Ottawa, and Director of the Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination Program.

  • Jeff Perry

    Dr. Perry is an Emergency Physician and full Professor in the department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine. He has a special research interest in subarachnoid hemorrhage, TIA and stroke.