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Big versus small data and the generalizability of the rate of computed tomography overuse in minor head injury.
This correspondence to the editor discusses overuse of computed tomography (CT) in emergency department patients with minor head injury. The authors ask what value a “big data” approach adds to the knowledge in the research examining overuse of CT in minor head injury.
Citation: Melnick ER . Big versus small data and the generalizability of the rate of computed tomography overuse in minor head injury. Acad Emerg Med 2017 Mar;24(3):391-92. doi: 10.1111/acem.13084..
Keywords: Brain Injury, Data, Imaging