Latest figures show reduction in hospital admissions for stab wounds

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 17 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1103
  1. Oona Mashta

    The number of people admitted to hospital in England as a result of being assaulted with a knife or other sharp object fell by 8% in 2008, provisional figures from the NHS Information Centre show.

    The number of admissions fell from 5350 recorded between December 2006 and November 2007 to 4899 from December 2007 to November 2008.

    The figures also suggest there was an estimated 14% fall in the number of teenagers admitted in England for the same …

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