KATHARINE R. BOUCOT; DAVID A. COOPER, F.A.C.P.; E. WAYNE MARSHALL; FRED MACD. RICHARDSON
Roentgenographic chest surveys of general hospital populations are fairly recent innovations. In 1936, Hodges4 reported a chest x-ray survey of 1101 admissions to the University of Michigan Hospital. He found roentgen evidence of intrathoracic lesions in 90, or 8.1 per cent of those patients. Examination of their subsequent hospital records revealed 14 instances in which pulmonary pathology found on the survey films had not been recognized clinically. This represented an incidence of 1.5 per cent. Also in 1936, Pohle et al.8 reported 1460 hospital admissions with normal lungs on physical examination. In 34, or 2.3 per cent of this group,
BOUCOT KR, COOPER DA, MARSHALL EW, RICHARDSON FM. CHEST X-RAY SURVEYS IN GENERAL HOSPITALS, A CRITICAL REVIEW1. Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:889–898. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-5-889
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(5):889-898.
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