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Roller-coaster fall results in complex injuries

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, October 1, 2009

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The patient’s friend told paramedics the accident occurred when he removed his seatbelt and stood up while riding the high-speed roller coaster. As the roller coaster whipped around a sharp bend, he was thrown from the car. The patient was unconscious when the paramedics arrived, and they immediately suspected he was intoxicated from beer. His friend confirmed this.

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