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Title: Benefits of Computed Tomography in Reducing Mortality in Emergency Medicine.
Other Titles: 救急医療におけるCT使用による各疾患の死亡率低減効果
Authors: Imai, Shinya
Akahane, Manabu
Konishi, Yuto
Imamura, Tomoaki
Keywords: Computed tomography
Emergency medicine
Traffic accident
Hospital management
Issue Date: 14-Sep-2018
Publisher: De Gruyter Open
Citation: Open medicine Vol.13 p.394-401 (2018 Sep)
Abstract: Performing accurate diagnosis using computed tomography (CT) in emergency medicine may reduce mortality rates in various diseases. In this observational, correlational and cross-sectional study, we conducted multiple regression analyses to investigate the relationship between CT utilization rates and mortality. In addition, we estimated the annual net profits from CT to show the profitability of introducing a CT system in each Japanese prefecture. We conducted a multiple regression analysis to investigate correlations between CT utilization rates and mortality from each disease adjusted for the population density, number of doctors, as well as transportation time to the medical institution. The results of multiple regression analysis showed that traffic accident mortality was related to CT utilization rate and population density. Extrinsic death such as mortality due to falling, drowning and asphyxia was related to CT utilization, indicating that CT in emergency medicine reduced mortality. Moreover, the annual net profit from multi-slice CT (MSCT) was estimated as positive. Our study clearly demonstrates that CT utilization rates relate to a reduction in mortality from accidents, indicating that screening patients with CT in the emergency room has a beneficial effect and reduces mortality. Therefore, CT equipment has a beneficial effect in both emergency medicine and hospital management.
Description: 博士(医学)・甲第693号・平成30年11月30日
© 2018 Shinya Imai et al., published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10564/3504
ISSN: 23915463
Academic Degrees and number: 24601A691
Degree-granting date: 2018-11-30
Degree name: 博士(医学)
Degree-granting institutions: 奈良県立医科大学
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