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Commonly missed injuries 

Commonly missed injuries
Chapter:
Commonly missed injuries
Author(s):

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199543328.003.0030
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date: 22 September 2019

Diagnostic errors 520

Head injuries 521

Chest injuries 522

The abdomen 523

Spine 524

Limb injuries 525

Conclusion 526

Diagnostic errors are an important cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in trauma, and a common cause for complaints and legal action. There is probably no injury that has not, at some time, by some person, been misdiagnosed and so this chapter cannot be comprehensive. It is based on the common and serious problems that occur as determined both from the literature and from the observations of practising clinicians...

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