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Effect of injuries worldwide has fallen by almost a third since 1990

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6548 (Published 04 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6548
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

The global toll taken by injuries on daily life has fallen by almost a third in 23 years, researchers have found, concluding that “the world is becoming a safer place to live in.”

The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) studies, first commissioned by the World Bank in the early 1990s, have shown that injury is a substantial cause of ill health and death in the developing and developed world.

For the latest study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, a global collaboration of …

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