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South African Journal of Surgery

versión On-line ISSN 2078-5151
versión impresa ISSN 0038-2361

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.49 no.4 Cape Town nov. 2011

 

REVIEW

 

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

 

 


ABSTRACT

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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