MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY: CURRENT CONCEPTS AND CHALLENGES FOR EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS

Motor vehicle travel is the primary mode of transportation in the U.S., providing freedom in movement and enterprise for many people. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for the young and contribute to a high degree of morbidity and mortality for all age groups. The burden to society of motor vehicle collisions in terms of suffering, disability, death, and costs is enormous. Motor vehicle crash injury prevention is developing as a focused discipline to implement proven interventions involving technology and behavior known to prevent or reduce the severity of crash injuries. Emergency physicians have an important role in advocating motor vehicle safety and injury prevention, both in the emergency department and within the community.

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    American College of Emergency Physicians

    P.O. Box 61911
    Dallas, TX  United States  75261
  • Authors:
    • Peterson, T D
    • Jolly, B T
    • Runge, J W
    • Hunt, R C
  • Publication Date: 1999-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00792567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 10 2000 12:00AM