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Table 3 Indication for chest radiograph (CXR)

From: Utility of routine chest radiographs in a medical–surgical intensive care unit: a quality assurance survey

  Medical patients (n = 97) Surgical patients
   < 48 hours (n = 66) ≥ 48 hours (n = 35)
Total number of CXRs performed 645 78 127
Routine CXRs (n) (% total) 463 (72%) 71 (91%) 100 (79%)
Non-routine CXRs (n) (% total) 182 (28%) 7 (9%) 27 (21%)
Data sheet completed (n) 60 1 10
   Post-procedure 37 (62%) 0 4 (40%)
   Clinical change 21 (35%) 1 (100%) 6 (60%)
   Other 2 (3%) 0 0