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Injury prevention and control: The public health approach

Corinne Peek-Asa and Adnan A. Hyder

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

Fifth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780199218707
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199609673 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199218707.003.0078

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Injury prevention and control: The public health approach

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Injuries are among the leading causes of death and disability throughout the world, and injury rates are highest among middle- and low-income countries. Efforts in injury prevention have high potential gain for society because they disproportionately reduce death and disability to the young. Many opportunities to implement injury prevention strategies exist, and a systematic approach to injury prevention can help identify the most effective and efficient approaches. Building capacity for injury prevention activities in low- and middle-income countries is an important public health priority.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Public Health

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