Epidemiology of major trauma

  title={Epidemiology of major trauma},
  author={K. S{\o}reide},
  journal={British Journal of Surgery},
  • K. Søreide
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Surgery
Major injury is a leading cause of death and disability around the world. For both sexes, one in every ten deaths is the result of injury. Globally, unintentional injuries are ranked as the sixth leading cause of death and the fifth leading cause of moderate and severe disability1. Road traffic accidents alone cause 1·3 million deaths annually – a sobering 148 deaths every hour. For those under 35 years of age, injury is the leading cause of death2, and males aged 15–24 years are responsible… Expand

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