Bicycle injuries and helmet use: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Bicycle injuries and helmet use: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Jake Olivier and Prudence Creighton},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={46 1},
Background: The research literature was systematically reviewed and results were summarized from studies assessing bicycle helmet effectiveness to mitigate head, serious head, face, neck and fatal head injury in a crash or fall. Methods: Four electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, COMPENDEX and SCOPUS) were searched for relevant, peer-reviewed articles in English. Included studies reported medically diagnosed head, face and neck injuries where helmet use was known. Nonapproved helmets were… CONTINUE READING
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