Don't place all your trust in machines

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 06 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1084
  1. C A Willis-Owen, senior house officer, paediatric surgery
  1. John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

    While attending a post-take x ray meeting as an orthopaedic senior house officer, I presented my sixth femoral neck fracture of the night. “Mrs X is a an elderly lady from a residential home, with left ventricular failure and advanced dementia. She was found on the floor in her room in the early hours of this morning, unable to weight bear. Plain radiographs show she has sustained an undisplaced subcapital fractured neck of femur on the right,” I …

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