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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2008 Aug;26(3):625-48, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2008.05.001.

Trauma.

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University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA.

Abstract

In terms of cost and years of potential lives lost, injury arguably remains the most important public health problem facing the United States. Care of traumatically injured patients depends on early surgical intervention and avoiding delays in the diagnosis of injuries that threaten life and limb. In the critical care phase, successful outcomes after injury depend almost solely on diligence, attention to detail, and surveillance for iatrogenic infections and complications.

PMID:
18655938
DOI:
10.1016/j.emc.2008.05.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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