Preventable mortality following sharp penetrating chest trauma.

Abstract

We examined the determinants of outcome following sharp penetrating chest trauma (SPCT) in Cape Town, South Africa. During a 6-month period, 248 nonsurvivors (comprising 231 prehospital and 17 in-hospital deaths) and 474 survivors admitted to the Groote Schuur Hospital Trauma Unit were located. Most (77%) of the deaths resulted from cardiac or great vessel… (More)

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@article{Lerer1994PreventableMF, title={Preventable mortality following sharp penetrating chest trauma.}, author={Leonard Lerer and John Knottenbelt}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={1994}, volume={37 1}, pages={9-12} }