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Handbook of injury and violence prevention.

9780387259246

Handbook of injury and violence prevention.

Ed. by Lynda S. Doll et al.

Springer

2007

596 pages

$99.00

Hardcover

HD676

Injury has been treated as a "neglected disease" tacitly accepted as a normal part of modern living. Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control overview the field's concepts, role of scientists in informing public health practices, and preventive interventions. Contributors to 29 chapters discuss the scope and costs of this problem; specific interventions; unintended negative consequences of some safety strategies (e.g., auto air bags in the case of children); and trends in, and evaluation of the effectiveness of, strategies ranging from preventing the mistreatment of specific populations to dealing with mass trauma events. The volume includes a foreword by the CDC's director. Appendices include valuable resources, many with annotations.

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