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Road traffic injuries

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1163
  1. Kamran Abbasi (
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    Road crashes may be a global issue, but the internet only tells half the story

    If there is one message to take away from this week's BMJ it is that road traffic crashes are a spiralling cause of death and injury. They also have something in common with McDonald's, CNN, and Kalashnikovs, in that they are a hand-me-down to the developing world.

    The Cochrane Injuries Group estimates that each year more than a million people die and about ten million are permanently disabled in road traffic crashes ( By 2020, road traffic crashes will rise from ninth to third in the table of leading causes of disease burden, measured …

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