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
     
 

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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

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.

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 Summary 1(17)
The Injury Field
18(21)
Study Background
18(2)
Origins of the Injury Field
20(3)
Injury as a Public Health Problem
23(1)
The Mission and Boundaries of the Injury Field
23(5)
Vocabulary of the Injury Field
28(2)
Development of the Injury Field
30(6)
Organization of the Report
36(3)
Magnitude and Costs
39(21)
Overall Burden of Injury: Mortality Rates
44(4)
Overall Burden of Injury: Morbidity
48(1)
Patterns of Injury in the Population
49(4)
The Cost of Injury
53(7)
Surveillance and Data
60(22)
Coding Issues
62(2)
Existing Data Sources
64(14)
Data Linkages
78(1)
Summary
78(4)
Prevention Research
82(33)
Research Accomplishments
83(12)
Research Opportunities
95(11)
Summary
106(9)
Case Studies On Prevention
115(23)
Motor Vehicle Injuries
115(9)
Firearm Injuries
124(10)
Summary
134(4)
Trauma Care
138(40)
Overview of Trauma Care Systems
139(7)
Role of Trauma Systems in primary Prevention, Surveillance, and Research
146(2)
Growth in Trauma Care Systems
148(2)
Outcomes of Trauma Care Systems
150(2)
Research on Treatment Outcomes and Clinical Effectiveness
152(4)
Costs of Trauma Care Systems
156(3)
Financing of Trauma Systems
159(5)
Advent of Managed Care
164(3)
Summary
167(11)
State and Community Response
178(26)
Strengthening the Public Health Infrastructure
186(8)
Training and Technical Assistance
194(3)
Integrating Research and Practice
197(1)
Public Awareness and Advocacy
198(3)
Summary
201(3)
Federal Response
204(54)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
205(7)
Consumer Product Safety Commission
212(5)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
217(6)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
223(4)
National Institutes of Health
227(3)
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
230(4)
Office of Justice Programs
234(5)
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
239(12)
Coordination and Leadership
251(7)
Challenges and Opportunities
258(15)
Coordination and Collaboration
260(2)
Strengthening Capacity for Research and Practice
262(2)
Integrating the Field
264(1)
Nurturing Public Support
265(1)
Promoting Informed Policy Making
266(7)
Appendixes
Acknowledgments 273(11)
Timeline 284(12)
Public Meeting Agenda 296(4)
Acronyms 300(5)
Index 305

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