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Which emergency department patients with minor head injuries require computed tomography?

  • Eddie Jin (a1) and Michael J. Bullard (a1)
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University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 — 112 St., Edmonton AB T6G 2B7; 780 407–704, fax 780 407–3314, michael.bullard@ualberta.ca

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Which emergency department patients with minor head injuries require computed tomography?

  • Eddie Jin (a1) and Michael J. Bullard (a1)

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