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Response to radiation incidents and radionuclear threats

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7447.1074 (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1074

Medical treatment should be given only when safe to do so

  1. Jonathan R Benger, consultant in emergency medicine ([email protected])
  1. Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW

    EDITOR—Turai et al reviewed the medical response to radiation incidents and radionuclear threats.1 Puzzlingly, they say that providing care for a patient in a life threatening condition always has priority over decontamination from radioactive materials or those …

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