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- Clinical competence
- traffic accidents
- wounds and injuries
- emergency care systems, remote and rural medicine
Taking a good history is crucial in understanding a patient's condition. In the case of trauma, defining the mechanism of injury can reveal the possible pathologies and guide investigations and treatment. We describe here a simple method to enable patients to describe their mechanism of injury in the case of road traffic collisions.
Patients are encouraged to demonstrate the collision using a …
Competing interests None.
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