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Tension pneumothorax prevalence grossly exaggerated
  1. S Leigh-Smith
  1. Emergency Department, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, UK
  1. Dr S Leigh-Smith, simon.leigh-smith{at}

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The recent consensus statement from the faculty of prehospital care stated prevalence of tension pneumothorax which is misleading and up to 20 times higher than that which might be seen by the standard prehospital care practitioner.1 Further analysis of the two references used for this statement is given and it can be …

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