Does focused assessment with sonography for trauma examination decrease the rate of abdominal computed tomography scans in hemodynamically stable pediatric patients with blunt torso trauma?

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This study is the largest randomized controlled trial (RCT) of focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) on blunt abdominal trauma management in the pediatric population. It differs from the previous literature as it explores patient centered outcomes.

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