An Assessment of the Hospital Disease Burden and the Facilities for the In-hospital Care of Trauma in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

@article{Hardcastle2012AnAO,
  title={An Assessment of the Hospital Disease Burden and the Facilities for the In-hospital Care of Trauma in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa},
  author={Timothy Craig Hardcastle and Candice Samuels and David James Jackson Muckart},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={37},
  pages={1550-1561}
}
Trauma is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in South Africa. The present study was designed to review the hospital trauma disease burden in light of the facilities available for the care of the injured in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa’s most populous province. The primary outcomes were the annual hospital burden of trauma in KZN, determined through data extrapolation, and evaluation of the data in light of available hospital facilities within the province of KZN, a developing… CONTINUE READING
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