Strengthening the prevention and care of injuries worldwide

@article{Mock2004StrengtheningTP,
  title={Strengthening the prevention and care of injuries worldwide},
  author={C. Mock and R. Quansah and R. Krishnan and C. Arreola-Risa and F. Rivara},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2004},
  volume={363},
  pages={2172-2179}
}
The global burden of injuries is enormous, but has often been overlooked in attempts to improve health. We review measures that would strengthen existing efforts to prevent and treat injuries worldwide. Scientifically-based efforts to understand risk factors for the occurrence of injury are needed and they must be translated into prevention programmes that are well designed and assessed. Areas for potential intervention include environmental modification, improved engineering features of motor… Expand
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