Road-traffic injuries: confronting disparities to address a global-health problem

Show simple item record Ameratunga, Shanthi en Hijar, M en Norton, RN en 2012-03-15T00:15:31Z en 2006 en
dc.identifier.citation Lancet 367(9521):1533-1540 2006 en
dc.identifier.issn 0140-6736 en
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dc.description.abstract Evidence suggests that the present and projected global burden of road-traffi c injuries is disproportionately borne by countries that can least aff ord to meet the health service, economic, and societal challenges posed. Although the evidence base on which these estimates are made remains somewhat precarious in view of the limited data systems in most lowincome and middle-income countries (as per the classifi cation on the World Bank website), these projections highlight the essential need to address road-traffi c injuries as a public-health priority. Most well-evaluated eff ective interventions do not directly focus on eff orts to protect vulnerable road users, such as motorcyclists and pedestrians. Yet, these groups comprise the majority of road-traffi c victims in low-income and middle-income countries, and consequently, the majority of the road-traffi c victims globally. Appropriately responding to these disparities in available evidence and prevention eff orts is necessary if we are to comprehensively address this global-health dilemma. en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Lancet en
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dc.title Road-traffic injuries: confronting disparities to address a global-health problem en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68654-6 en
pubs.issue 9521 en
pubs.begin-page 1533 en
pubs.volume 367 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Elsevier en
dc.identifier.pmid 16679167 en
pubs.end-page 1540 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 70727 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en
pubs.dimensions-id 16679167 en

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