Effectiveness of bicycle safety helmets in preventing serious facial injury.

  title={Effectiveness of bicycle safety helmets in preventing serious facial injury.},
  author={Diane C Thompson and Martha E. Nunn and Robert Thompson and Frederick P. Rivara},
  volume={276 24},
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of helmets in preventing facial injuries. DESIGN Case-control study between March 1, 1992, and August 31, 1994. SETTING Seven Seattle, Wash, area hospitals including the regional trauma center and a large staff-model health maintenance organization. PATIENTS Cases were patients with serious facial injury, ie, fractures or lacerations; controls were patients who had injuries other than facial. Minor facial injuries were excluded to avoid ascertainment… CONTINUE READING
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