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Injury Surveillance

The Jamaica Injury Surveillance System A Profile of the Intentional and Unintentional Injuries in Jamaican Hospitals

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7–13
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Injuries in Jamaica are a major public health problem. Causes of unintentional injuries were falls, lacerations and blunt injuries. Motor vehicle related injuries were in motorcars, riding motorbikes/bicycles or as pedestrians. Violence-related injuries were mostly fights with acquaintances using sharp objects to inflict injury.

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Background: Injuries in Jamaica are a major public health problem as demonstrated by a hospital based computerized injury surveillance system established in 1999 that provides a risk profile for injuries.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

Injury Surveillance in Trinidad: An Accident and Emergency Based Injury Surveillance System at the San Fernando General Hospital

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118–23
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This paper presents an overview of data collected in the first three years of operations from 2002 to 2004 of an injury surveillance system.

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Objective: Injuries are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Injuries disproportionately affect people living in low and middle income countries, including the Caribbean;
however, little is known about the epidemiology of injuries in these areas. An Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department injury surveillance system was established at the San Fernando General Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago, to address this important data gap.

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013
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