The epidemiology and cost of trauma to the orthopaedic department at a secondary-level hospital.

74 VOL 43, NO. 3, AUGUST 2005 SAJS Trauma in South Africa is indeed a ‘malignant epidemic’. Approximately 70 000 South Africans die every year, and a further 3.5 million seek care at health care facilities, as a result of trauma. From 1990 to 2020 there is likely to be a significant increase in the injury-related burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa… CONTINUE READING