Trauma burden in Tanzania: a one-day survey of all district and regional public hospitals

  title={Trauma burden in Tanzania: a one-day survey of all district and regional public hospitals},
  author={Hendry Robert Sawe and Juma A. Mfinanga and Khalid R. Mbaya and Phillip M. Koka and Said S. Kilindimo and Michael S. Runyon and Victor G. Mwafongo and Lee A Wallis and Teri Ann Reynolds},
  booktitle={BMC emergency medicine},
BACKGROUND Trauma contributes significantly to the burden of disease and mortality throughout the world, but particularly in developing countries. In Tanzania, there is an enormous research gap on trauma; the limited data available reflects realities in cities and areas with moderately- to highly-resourced treatment centers. Our aim was to provide a description of the injury epidemiology across all of Tanzania. Our data will serve as a basis for future larger studies. METHODS This is a… CONTINUE READING
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