Table 2

Initial management of spontaneous pneumothorax

Outpatient observationInpatient observationSimple aspirationChest tube
Primary (%) (n=45)12 (27)1 (2)25 (56)7 (16)
Secondary (%) (n=14)02 (14)7 (50)5 (36)
Total (%) (n=59)12 (20)3 (5)32 (54)12 (20)