Backcountry Travel Emergencies in Arctic Canada: A Pilot Study in Public Health Surveillance

@inproceedings{Young2016BackcountryTE,
  title={Backcountry Travel Emergencies in Arctic Canada: A Pilot Study in Public Health Surveillance},
  author={Stephanie K. Young and Taha B. Tabish and Nathaniel J Pollock and Terence K. Young},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2016}
}
Residents in the Canadian Arctic regularly travel in remote, backcountry areas. This can pose risks for injuries and death, and create challenges for emergency responders and health systems. We aimed to describe the extent and characteristics of media-reported backcountry travel emergencies in two Northern Canadian territories (Nunavut and Northwest Territories). A case-series of all known incidents between 2004 and 2013 was established by identifying events in an online search of two media… CONTINUE READING
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