Key clinical point: Chest tube procedures must often be repeated or adjusted, adding to patient burden and cost.
Major finding: Almost 20% of insertion and removal procedures go wrong.
Study details: Review of procedure outcomes at 14 adult trauma centers (381 procedures, 273 patients).
Disclosures: Dr. West, Dr. Pham, and Dr. Sawyer have no relevant financial disclosures.
West M et al. Clinical Congress 2019