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Decision Instrument of Rodriguez et al for Identifying an Adolescent or Adult Who May Not Need a Chest X-Ray After Blunt Trauma

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Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery

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Description:

Rodriguez et al developed a decision rule for identifying a subset of patients who may not require a chest X-ray following blunt trauma. The rule can reduce the number of unnecessary chest X-rays performed but the user must be aware of its limitations. The authors are from the University of California San Francisco, University of California Fresno, and the University of California at Los Angeles.

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