General approach to traumatic injuries

Ryan O’Halloran, Kaushal Shah

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Trauma is the fourth leading cause of death overall in the United States and the number one cause of death for ages 1 to 44 - second only to heart disease and cancer in those older than 45 (CDC).1 As the disease burden from infectious diseases declines and secondary prevention of chronic conditions improves, the relative importance of the practice of trauma care becomes even more apparent. Though safety engineering has improved across many industries (one need only consider examples such as crosswalk and bike lane planning, football helmet technology, and motor vehicle computerized improvements), trauma remains a significant threat to life and limb in emergency medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Emergency Medicine Trauma Handbook
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781108647397
ISBN (Print)9781108450287
StatePublished - 23 Aug 2019


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