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Injury Prevention

Jonathan D. Eldredge, MLS, PhD; Lenora M. Olson, MA; Peter Cummings, MD, MPH
JAMA. 1997;277(9):759-760. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540330081044.
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We live in a dangerous world. During 1994 alone there were 92 000 deaths due to unintentional injuries, while homicide and suicide accounted for another 55 000 deaths in the United States. Deaths do not tell the complete story. In the same year, unintentional injuries caused over 18 million disabilities, costing an estimated $440 billion dollars.1,2 Injuries continue to be the most common cause of death for Americans from birth until 44 years of age.3

It seems ironic, then, that until 1995, no perr-reviewed medical journal focused primarily on the prevention of this leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Injury Prevention provides an international, multidisciplinary forum for research related to reducing the number and severity of child and adolescent injuries. The recently formed International Society of Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention


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