ALCOHOL AND TRAUMA

Alcohol consumption is an underlying but often overlooked risk factor for many injuries, including vehicular accidents, falls, drownings, homicides, suicides, and burns. This review of an article from the Annals of Emergency Medicine, November, 1984, points out that, according to Albert B. Lowenfels, M.D., author of the study, young drivers constitute a high-risk group especially prone to fatal automobile accidents and the use of alcohol plays a prominent role in these deaths. The study also shows that in automobile pedestrian accidents the pedestrian has often been drinking prior to the accident.

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    International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine

    Huddinge University Hospital Center, Traffic Medicine Center
    Stockholm,   Sweden  141 86
  • Publication Date: 1985

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 27-28
  • Serial:
    • Journal of traffic medicine
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 1-2
    • Publisher: International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine
    • ISSN: 0345-5564

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 141
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM