CHEST X OFTEN USELESS IN TRAUMA CALLS

ATLS says we should get chest x-rays for all trauma patients. That is likely to be just a waste unless we have specific findings suggesting actual chest injury.  This study looks at 1008 blunt trauma patients who were hemodynamically stable and without physical findings on the chest. Not one had relevant abnormal chest radiography.

Pubmed entry.

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