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General - Injury Epidemiology

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Trauma Recidivism Predicts Long-term Mortality: Missed Opportunities for Prevention (Retrospective Cohort Study).
Strong BL, Greene CR, Smith GS.
Ann Surg. 2017 May;265(5):847-853.

Rationale for inclusion: Urban trauma center recidivists were compared to nonrecidivists and determined that recidivists were more likely to be male, Black, or intoxicated with alcohol.  In turn, recidivists were then more likely to die any cause including injury and disease.

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"Traumatic Injury in the United States: In-Patient Epidemiology 2000–2011 "
DiMaggio C, Ayoung-Chee P, Shinseki M, et al.
Injury. 2016 Jul; 47(7): 1393–1403.

Rationale for Inclusion: Retrospective descriptive and analytic epidemiologic study of an inpatient database with >20 million traumatic injury discharges from US hospitals between 2000-2011

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Multicenter external validation of the Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score: A study by the Prognostic Assessment of Life and Limitations After Trauma in the Elderly (PALLIATE) consortium
Cook A, Joseph B, Inaba K, et al.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Feb;80(2):204-9.

Rationale for Inclusion: Multi-center study validating the Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score (GTOS), a prognostic tool for geriatric mortality after injury; incorporates age, ISS and PRBCs given as parameters

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The changing approach to the epidemiology, prevention, and amelioration of trauma: the transition to approaches etiologically rather than descriptively based.
Haddon W Jr.
Am J Public Health Nations Health. 1968 Aug;58(8):1431-8.

Rationale for inclusion: Introduces the Haddon Matrix as a way of analyzing potential injury prevention interventions.

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The Epidemiology of Accidents
Gordon JE.
Am J Public Health Nations Health. 1949 Apr;39(4):504-15.

Rationale for inclusion: Introduces concept of injury as an epidemiological issue that can be addressed.

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