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Arch Emerg Med. 1989 June; 6(2): 125–127.
PMCID: PMC1285580

Clinical assessment and radiograph following blunt chest trauma.


This study was undertaken to assess the accuracy of clinical examination in predicting significant injury following blunt chest trauma and to determine whether more selective use of frontal chest radiography could be achieved.

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