Clinical and economic effects of selective radiological evaluation of high-energy trauma patients: a prospective experience of a level 1 busy trauma centre.

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INTRODUCTION Cervical spine, thoracic and pelvic fractures are the main causes of devastation in patients who have suffered blunt trauma. Radiographic imaging plays an important role in diagnosing such injuries. Nevertheless, the present dominant approach, the routine use of X-ray studies, seems to have no cost-benefit justification for healthcare systems… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/emermed-2014-204083

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