Missed injuries: a Ugandan experience.

@article{Okello2007MissedIA,
  title={Missed injuries: a Ugandan experience.},
  author={Caesar R Okello and Isaac Alidria Ezati and Anthony M Gakwaya},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={112-7}
}
BACKGROUND Missed injuries (MIs) have been noted worldwide in all trauma centres that have studied them, and they are a significant cause of patient morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE To establish the prevalence, contributing factors and short-term outcome of missed injuries in cases of multiple and major trauma. METHOD Longitudinal prospective study involving 403 patients over 5 months. RESULTS Missed injuries were discovered in 78 cases (prevalence 19.4%). Contributing factors included… CONTINUE READING