Assessing the Value of the Routine Chest X-ray

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Synopsis:The utility of the routine chest radiograph in the ICU is quite low and can be replaced by specific indication-driven ordering of x-rays.Source:Hendrikse KA, Gratama JWC, Hove W, et al. Low value of routine chest radiographs in a mixed medical-surgical ICU. Chest. 2007;132:823–828.

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