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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 09 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c805

Ice and snow caused 17 000 injuries in one month in Holland: This winter Dutch hospital emergency departments dealt with around 500 cases a day of people injured through falling on snow or ice. Between 16 December and 15 January 17 000 patients, half aged over 55, were treated. Of these, 16% were admitted to hospital, costing an estimated €38m (£33m; $52m), said the Dutch consumer safety body (

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