Background: Although common in many countries, anticipated ordering of radiographs by nurses in Accident and Emergency Departments (AEDs) remains illegal in France. Despite this, some evidence suggests that it is implemented in a number of AEDs.
Aim: To describe the current state of the practice of anticipated ordering of radiographs by nurses in France.
Results and conclusions: Despite a low response rate (21.2%), the findings (prevalence and implementation patterns) stress the urgency of a broad review of this issue in France.
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Competing interests: None.