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The Resource Injury prevention : an international perspective : epidemiology, surveillance and policy, Peter Barss [and others]

Injury prevention : an international perspective : epidemiology, surveillance and policy, Peter Barss [and others]

Label
Injury prevention : an international perspective : epidemiology, surveillance and policy
Title
Injury prevention
Title remainder
an international perspective : epidemiology, surveillance and policy
Statement of responsibility
Peter Barss [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout the world, injuries are the leading cause of death through more than half of the average life span. This book documents the nature and magnitude of the problem and provides basic approaches to injury prevention. Injury statistics are given for many developing countries and indigenous populations as well as industrialized nations. Important differences among countries and cultures in types and circumstances of injury are illustrated in tables and figures that enhance the book's usefulness. The many types of injuries covered in detail include those related to traffic, occupation, disasters, drowning, falls, burns, suicide, and homicide. The cost and health impacts of injury are discussed as well as the role of health services. The authors describe surveillance methods and effective preventive measures that are applicable even in countries with limited resources. This book has been written for public health practitioners and researchers as well as policy makers. Reflecting the author's many years of injury prevention experience in a variety of countries, the book will help readers understand this major health problem, the changes that could reduce it, and the means of influencing crucial public policies
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.1/971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA645.T73
LC item number
I55 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1998 G-900
  • WO 700
NLM item number
I58615 1998
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Barss, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wounds and injuries
  • Health surveys
  • Accident Prevention
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Global Health
  • Public Policy
Label
Injury prevention : an international perspective : epidemiology, surveillance and policy, Peter Barss [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Importance of Injuries -- The Epidemiologic Basis for Prevention -- Assessing the Health Impact of Injuries: Mortality -- Assessing the Health Impact of Injuries: Morbidity -- Assessing the Community Impact of Injuries: Costs -- Determinants of Injuries -- Traffic Injuries: Introduction -- Traffic Injuries: Determinants by Road User Type -- Unintentional Injuries: Drownings, Falls and Burns -- Other Unintentional Injuries -- Occupational Injuries -- Injuries from Disasters -- Intentional Injuries: Homicide, Suicide & Other Violence -- Choice and Development of Injury Prevention Programs -- Treatment and Rehabilitation: The Role of Health Services and Other Sectors -- Conclusion
Control code
37966322
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780195119824
Lccn
97045595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37966322
Label
Injury prevention : an international perspective : epidemiology, surveillance and policy, Peter Barss [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Importance of Injuries -- The Epidemiologic Basis for Prevention -- Assessing the Health Impact of Injuries: Mortality -- Assessing the Health Impact of Injuries: Morbidity -- Assessing the Community Impact of Injuries: Costs -- Determinants of Injuries -- Traffic Injuries: Introduction -- Traffic Injuries: Determinants by Road User Type -- Unintentional Injuries: Drownings, Falls and Burns -- Other Unintentional Injuries -- Occupational Injuries -- Injuries from Disasters -- Intentional Injuries: Homicide, Suicide & Other Violence -- Choice and Development of Injury Prevention Programs -- Treatment and Rehabilitation: The Role of Health Services and Other Sectors -- Conclusion
Control code
37966322
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780195119824
Lccn
97045595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37966322

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