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A Neblett

Sharp Force Injuries at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica: A Seventeen-year Autopsy Review

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.252
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431–5
Synopsis: 
Fatal cases of penetrating injuries are most often stab wounds, are more common in young men and constitute a drain on scarce resources. Autopsy documentation of injuries at the University Hospital of the West Indies requires improvement and synoptic reporting may be of value.

Objectives: This study aimed to ascertain the prevalence and patterns of fatal sharp force injuries, victims’ demographics, cause of death and average survival time at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Kingston, Jamaica.

Accepted: 
16 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014
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