The impact of trauma-related injury and death in the United States of America has been well documented ; the financial burden is staggering and the psychological and emotional cost incalculable. Chest trauma accounts directly for 25% of all trauma-related deaths and is a major contributing factor in another 25% of accidental deaths [22, 319].
KeywordsCardiac Tamponade Chest Trauma Thoracic Trauma Chest Wound Emotional Cost
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