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BTS guidelines for the insertion of a chest drain
  1. D Laws1,
  2. E Neville2,
  3. J Duffy3,
  4. on behalf of the British Thoracic Society Pleural Disease Group, a subgroup of the British Thoracic Society Standards of Care Committee
  1. 1Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth BH7 7DW, UK
  2. 2Respiratory Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth PO3 6AD, UK
  3. 3Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr D Laws, Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth BH7 7DW, UK;


These guidelines have been replaced by BTS Pleural Disease Guideline 2010

Superseded By BTS Pleural Disease Guideline 2010: BTS Guidelines for the Management of Pleural Disease. Thorax 2003 May; 58(Suppl 2): 1–59.

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