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Global Burden Of Disease Data Can Inform Policy To Prevent Accidents, Related Mortality

New York Times: Fatal Accidents as a Global Health Crisis
Jeremy N. Smith, author

“Worried about what to worry about? Accidents should move higher up your list. … Where data on causes of death is sparse, the Global Burden team fills in the gaps as best it can with statistical modeling. The findings are therefore provisional — the best available evidence, not the final word. Still, broad trends suggest that accident prevention continues to be neglected as a public health issue worldwide. … If public health leaders are to catch up on accident prevention, the Global Burden of Disease study findings can help them see where and how…” (2/16).

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