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Doctors demand centres for injury prevention

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 21 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1410
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    Injury is the leading cause of death and acquired disability among youngchildren and teenagers, yet far less money is spent on preventing injuries than on disorders that are less destructive, a new report says.

    Specialists in child health have produced a strategy document, Action onInjury, which calls for the establishment of four dedicated national agencies–in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland–to implement programmes of injury prevention and control, to coordinate the national surveillance of injuries, and to initiate research into the problem.

    The document, introduced at a conference in London on Thursday, says …

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