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South African Journal of Surgery

On-line version ISSN 2078-5151
Print version ISSN 0038-2361

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.49 n.4 Cape Town Nov. 2011




Missed injury - decreasing morbidity and mortality: A literature review



Timothy C. Hardcastle

M.B. Ch.B., M.Med. (chir.), F.C.S. (S.A.); Trauma Unit, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, and Department of Surgery, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban




This brief literature review examines the causes of missed injury, the typical clinical pictures that are associated with missed injury and techniques and procedures to help avoid missing injury in the light of the recent literature, while highlighting the cost implications for clinicians.



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