A Study to Evaluate Shared Decision Making for Patients with Minor Head Injury


About this study

The primary purpose of this study is to understand the effect of educating patients and encouraging shared decision making on rates of CT scanning in head injured patients by using an already developed app and observing the effect on the health care provider


Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are 18-65 years old.
  • Patients who present to the ED with a blunt head injury within the past 24 hours.
  • Patients determined to be low risk by the CCHR.
  • Patients being considered for a head CT by the treating provider.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are pregnant.
  • Patients who are non-English speaking.
  • Patients who are in police custody.
  • Patients who are undergoing psychiatric evaluation.
  • Patients found to have drug or alcohol intoxication.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Neha Raukar, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Emergency Department Research Team

(507) 255-9353


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