Research priorities for the influence of gender on diagnostic imaging choices in the emergency department setting

John V. Ashurst, Alan R. Cherney, Elizabeth M. Evans, Michael Kennedy Hall, Erik P. Hess, Jeffrey Kline, Alice Mitchell, Angela M. Mills, Michael B. Weigner, Christopher L. Moore

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Abstract

Diagnostic imaging is a cornerstone of patient evaluation in the acute care setting, but little effort has been devoted to understanding the appropriate influence of sex and gender on imaging choices. This article provides background on this issue and a description of the working group and consensus findings reached during the diagnostic imaging breakout session at the 2014 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference "Gender-specific Research in Emergency Care: Investigate, Understand, and Translate How Gender Affects Patient Outcomes." Our goal was to determine research priorities for how sex and gender may (or should) affect imaging choices in the acute care setting. Prior to the conference, the working group identified five areas for discussion regarding the research agenda in sex- and gender-based imaging using literature review and expert consensus. The nominal group technique was used to identify areas for discussion for common presenting complaints to the emergency department where ionizing radiation is often used for diagnosis: suspected pulmonary embolism, suspected kidney stone, lower abdominal pain with a concern for appendicitis, and chest pain concerning for coronary artery disease. The role of sex- and gender-based shared decision-making in diagnostic imaging decisions is also raised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1431-1437
Number of pages7
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume21
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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Diagnostic Imaging
Hospital Emergency Service
Research
Consensus
Kidney Calculi
Emergency Medicine
Appendicitis
Emergency Medical Services
Ionizing Radiation
Chest Pain
Pulmonary Embolism
Abdominal Pain
Coronary Artery Disease
Decision Making

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  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Ashurst, J. V., Cherney, A. R., Evans, E. M., Kennedy Hall, M., Hess, E. P., Kline, J., ... Moore, C. L. (2014). Research priorities for the influence of gender on diagnostic imaging choices in the emergency department setting. Academic Emergency Medicine, 21(12), 1431-1437. https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.12537

Research priorities for the influence of gender on diagnostic imaging choices in the emergency department setting. / Ashurst, John V.; Cherney, Alan R.; Evans, Elizabeth M.; Kennedy Hall, Michael; Hess, Erik P.; Kline, Jeffrey; Mitchell, Alice; Mills, Angela M.; Weigner, Michael B.; Moore, Christopher L.

In: Academic Emergency Medicine, Vol. 21, No. 12, 01.12.2014, p. 1431-1437.

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Ashurst, JV, Cherney, AR, Evans, EM, Kennedy Hall, M, Hess, EP, Kline, J, Mitchell, A, Mills, AM, Weigner, MB & Moore, CL 2014, 'Research priorities for the influence of gender on diagnostic imaging choices in the emergency department setting', Academic Emergency Medicine, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 1431-1437. https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.12537
Ashurst, John V. ; Cherney, Alan R. ; Evans, Elizabeth M. ; Kennedy Hall, Michael ; Hess, Erik P. ; Kline, Jeffrey ; Mitchell, Alice ; Mills, Angela M. ; Weigner, Michael B. ; Moore, Christopher L. / Research priorities for the influence of gender on diagnostic imaging choices in the emergency department setting. In: Academic Emergency Medicine. 2014 ; Vol. 21, No. 12. pp. 1431-1437.
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