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Blunt Chest Trauma

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Blunt Chest Trauma

GitHub Repository
health-universe/blunt-chest-trauma
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This is a demo app.

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Use Cases Limitations Evidence Owner's Insight

This app identifies patients who need chest imaging following blunt trauma.

The app was intended to avoid overlooking any injuries, but it lacks specificity. The fact that a patient does not meet low-risk criteria does not automatically necessitate imaging.

Based on the paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21045745/

This app is effective in minimizing unnecessary imaging by singling out patients with a low risk of thoracic injury. This not only lowers radiation exposure but also streamlines the evaluation process for emergency providers and their patients. Consequently, it allows them to prioritize treatment, assess other potential injuries or issues, and provide education and reassurance more efficiently.