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Whole body computed tomographic scanning leads to better survival as opposed to selective scanning in trauma patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014; 77: 534-539.

Published: 24th February 2015

Authors: Caputo ND, Stahmer C, Lim G, Shah K

Conclusion

Seven studies were included that described 25,782 injured patients. Despite higher injury severity scores, overall mortality was lower in patients that had whole body CT: 16.9 versus 20.3 per cent, P<0.0002.

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