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Injury prevention and control: The public health approach 

Injury prevention and control: The public health approach
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Injury prevention and control: The public health approach
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Corinne Peek-Asa

and Adnan A. Hyder

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199218707.003.0078
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date: 06 December 2019

Injuries are among the leading causes of death and disability throughout the world, and injury rates are highest among middle- and low-income countries. Efforts in injury prevention have high potential gain for society because they disproportionately reduce death and disability to the young. Many opportunities to implement injury prevention strategies exist, and a systematic approach to injury prevention can help identify the most effective and efficient approaches. Building capacity for injury prevention activities in low- and middle-income countries is an important public health priority.

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