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Table 3 Accuracy and outcomes of EPs’ CT interpretations in the first period

From: Establishment and implementation of an effective rule for the interpretation of computed tomography scans by emergency physicians in blunt trauma

Region Number Correct interpretation Minor misinterpretation Gravity level Major misinterpretation Gravity level
Head 361 338 (93.6%) 15 (4.2%) 1 15 8 (2.2%) 1 7
2 0 2 1
3 0 3 0
Face 77 59 (76.6%) 13 (16.9%) 1 12 5 (6.5%) 1 5
2 1 2 0
3 0 3 0
Neck 272 267 (982%) 2 (0.7%) 1 2 3 (1.0%) 1 3
2 0 2 0
3 0 3 0
Chest 306 281 (91.8%) 6 (2.0%) 1 4 19 (6.2%) 1 14
2 1 2 4
3 0 3 1
Abdomen 295 288 (97.6%) 5 (1.7%) 1 5 2 (0.7%) 1 2
2 0 2 0
3 0 3 0
Pelvis 295 289 (98.0%) 3 (1.0%) 1 2 3 (1.0%) 1 2
2 1 2 1
3 0 3 0
Total 1606 1522 (94.8%) 44 (2.7%) 1 40 40 (2.5%) 1 33
2 3 2 6
  3 0   3 1
  1. Abbreviation: EPs emergency physicians.
  2. Minor misinterpretations occurred in 44 out of 1606 cases (2.7%), and major misinterpretations occurred in 40 cases (2.5%). There were no duplicated diagnostic mistakes within an individual case.