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Trauma in the Developing World: The Jamaican Experience

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.318
Pages: 
267–70
 

ABSTRACT

Trauma remains a challenging burden on the often under-funded healthcare systems of developing countries. Ten-year data from the Jamaica Trauma Registry show that trauma accounts for 20% of surgical admissions, with close to 50% being intentional and with a 5% mortality. There is a good opportunity for various preventive programmes to be instituted to reduce the burden of this disease.

Accepted: 
11 Dec, 2013
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8
e-Published: 12 Jun, 2014
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