Committees  |   January 2018
Injury Prevention
Author Affiliations
  • Michael J. Murray, M.D., Ph.D.
    Committee on Trauma and Emergency Preparedness
  • Maureen McCunn, M.D., FCCM, MIPP
    Committee on Trauma and Emergency Preparedness
  • Corry “Jeb” Kucik, M.D., M.A., FASA, FCCM, FACHE
    Committee on Trauma and Emergency Preparedness
Article Information
Patient Safety / Trauma / Burn Care / Committees
Committees   |   January 2018
Injury Prevention
ASA Monitor 01 2018, Vol.82, 40-43.
ASA Monitor 01 2018, Vol.82, 40-43.
Morbidity and mortality caused by intentional and unintentional trauma, as well as injuries such as intentional and accidental ingestions, are major public health problems worldwide, resulting in billions of dollars of avoidable medical expense as well as critical lost productivity. In addition to being the third-leading cause of death overall, traumatic injury is the leading cause of death in individuals younger than 46 years (Figure 1); therefore, it results in more years of life lost, more disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for survivors and more resulting financial cost than from any other cause (Figure 2, page 42).
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