Injury in America: A Continuing Public Health Problem

Injury in America: A Continuing Public Health Problem

By: National Academy of Sciences (author), Committee on Trauma Research (author), Institute of Medicine (author), National Research Council (author), Division on Earth and Life Studies (author), Commission on Life Sciences (author)Paperback

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"Injury is a public health problem whose toll is unacceptable," claims this book from the Committee on Trauma Research. Although injuries kill more Americans from 1 to 34 years old than all diseases combined, little is spent on prevention and treatment research. In addition, between $75 billion and $100 billion each year is spent on injury-related health costs. Not only does the book provide a comprehensive survey of what is known about injuries, it suggests there is a vast need to know more. Injury in America traces findings on the epidemiology of injuries, prevention of injuries, injury biomechanics and the prevention of impact injury, treatment, rehabilitation, and administration of injury research.

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Committee on Trauma Research, Institute of Medicine, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Injury: Magnitude and Characteristics of the Problem; 4 2 Epidemiology of Injuries: The Need for More Adequate Data; 5 3 Prevention of Injury; 6 4 Injury Biomechanics and the Prevention of Impact Injury; 7 5 Treatment; 8 6 Rehabilitation; 9 7 Current Federal Expenditures for Injury-Related Research; 10 8 Administration of Injury Research; 11 References; 12 Appendix A: Recommendations for an Injury Research and Training Agenda; 13 Appendix B: Committee Biographies; 14 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309074599
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780309074599
  • ISBN10: 0309074592

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