Causes of injuries resulting in a visit to the emergency department of a Provincial General Hospital, Nyanza, western Kenya.

@article{Ogendi2011CausesOI,
  title={Causes of injuries resulting in a visit to the emergency department of a Provincial General Hospital, Nyanza, western Kenya.},
  author={Japheths Ogendi and John G. Ayisi},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={255-61}
}
BACKGROUND There is increasing importance of trauma not only as a major cause of surgical admissions, but also a significant cause of morbidity, mortality and disability. OBJECTIVE To document injury-related visits and hospitalization in a provincial hospital, western Kenya. METHODS On-site review of records of all patients who visited emergency department (ED) from January 2002 through December 2003, and admissions of year 2003. RESULTS A total of 15365 patients visited the ED, of which… CONTINUE READING