Morbidity associated with four-wheel all-terrain vehicles and comparison with that of motorcycles.

@article{Acosta2003MorbidityAW,
  title={Morbidity associated with four-wheel all-terrain vehicles and comparison with that of motorcycles.},
  author={Jos{\'e} A. Acosta and Pablo A Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={
          282-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in their annual report (2001) of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) deaths and injuries concluded that in the late 1990s there had been a gradual increase in the number of deaths and injuries related to ATV collisions. The objective of our study was to describe the morbidity of four-wheel all-terrain vehicle collisions (ATVCs) and compare them with motorcycle collision (MCC) victims. METHODS This was a 24-month (April 2000-November 2002… 

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