UK attacked for lack of injury prevention strategy

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1561
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

    The BMA has called on the UK government to set up a national body for injury prevention and control, which would work in partnership across government departments.

    Preventing Injuries, a report from the BMA's board of science and education, has said that injury prevention should be recognised as a major public health problem as it carries one of the highest costs in both human and economic terms.

    Nearly 20000 people in the United Kingdom are fatally injured each year. Injuries require 30 million medical consultations …

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