- •What is currently known about this topic?.
- ○Pediatric trauma centers do fewer CT scans of pediatric trauma patients than adult trauma centers, but factors contributing to this difference are unclear.
- •What new information is contained in this article?.
- ○Pediatric emergency medicine attendings order fewer CT scans than emergency medicine attendings for pediatric trauma patients when evaluated at a single institution with equal pediatric resources.
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Abbreviations:ATC (Adult Trauma Center), CT (Computed Tomography), ED (Emergency Department), EM (Emergency Medicine), ISS (Injury Severity Score), PECARN (Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network), PEM (Pediatric Emergency Medicine), PTC (Pediatric Trauma Center)
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