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Role of Routine Chest Radiographs in the Evaluation of Patients with Stable Blunt Chest Trauma – A Prospective Analysis

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64–72
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The study sought to assess the test performance characteristics of clinical judgement in the evaluation of stable blunt chest trauma patients compared with chest radiography in the determination of significant intra-thoracic injury. The study revealed that physicians in the local emergency department may be over-utilizing chest radiographs for patients who had stable blunt chest trauma.


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Objective: The study sought to assess the test performance characteristics of clinical judgement in the evaluation of stable blunt chest trauma patients compared with chest radiography (CXR) in the determination of significant intra-thoracic injury.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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