TITLE

Preventing death and disability through the timely provision of prehospital trauma care

AUTHOR(S)
Sasser, Scott M.; Varghese, Mathew; Joshipura, Manjul; Kellermann, Arthur
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Jul2006, Vol. 84 Issue 7, p507
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the challenge of establishing sustainable and affordable prehospital trauma care systems. According to the article, much of the world's population does not have access to prehospital trauma care. The benefits of prehospital trauma care can be readily realized if vital interventions are quickly and consistently applied. Even in countries with limited resources, many lives can be saved and disabilities prevented by teaching individuals what to do at the scene of an injury.
ACCESSION #
21530891

 

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