Accurate field triage in seriously injured road accident victims, even by trained physicians, is difficult. This pertains especially to injuries to the abdomen and the pelvis. For the field triage a combination of anatomical and physiological criteria as well as the mechanism of injury should be used to increase accuracy.
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