Reducing the Burden of Injury: Advancing Prevention and Treatment / Edition 1

Reducing the Burden of Injury: Advancing Prevention and Treatment / Edition 1

by Richard J. Bonnie, Institute of Medicine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309065666

ISBN-13: 9780309065665

Pub. Date: 12/21/1998

Publisher: National Academies Press

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability among people under age 35 in the United States. Despite great strides in injury prevention over the decades, injuries result in 150,000 deaths, 2.6 million hospitalizations, and 36 million visits to the emergency room each year.

Reducing the Burden of Injury describes the cost and magnitude of the

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Overview

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability among people under age 35 in the United States. Despite great strides in injury prevention over the decades, injuries result in 150,000 deaths, 2.6 million hospitalizations, and 36 million visits to the emergency room each year.

Reducing the Burden of Injury describes the cost and magnitude of the injury problem in America and looks critically at the current response by the public and private sectors, including:

  • Data and surveillance needs.
  • Research priorities.
  • Trauma care systems development.
  • Infrastructure support, including training for injury professionals.
  • Firearm safety.
  • Coordination among federal agencies.

The authors define the field of injury and establish boundaries for the field regarding intentional injuries. This book highlights the crosscutting nature of the injury field, identifies opportunities to leverage resources and expertise of the numerous parties involved, and discusses issues regarding leadership at the federal level.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309065665
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
12/21/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary1
1The Injury Field18
2Magnitude and Costs39
3Surveillance and Data60
4Prevention Research82
5Case Studies on Prevention115
6Trauma Care138
7State and Community Response178
8Federal Response204
9Challenges and Opportunities258
App. A: Acknowledgments273
App. B: Timeline284
App. C: Public Meeting Agenda296
App. D: Acronyms300
Index305

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