Routine versus ad hoc screening for acute stress following injury: who would benefit and what are the opportunities for prevention

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BACKGROUND Screening for acute stress is not part of routine trauma care owing in part to high variability of acute stress symptoms in identifying later onset of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The objective of this pilot study was to assess the sensitivity, specificity, and power to predict onset of PTSD symptoms at 1 and 4 months using a routine… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1752-2897-8-5

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