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Injury surveillance at a level 1 trauma centre in Johannesburg, South Africa

Judith C Bruce, Shelley Schmollgruber, Jocelyn Eales, Jasmin Gassiep, Vanessa Doubell
Health SA Gesondheid | Vol 8, No 3 | a130 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v8i3.130 | © 2003 Judith C Bruce, Shelley Schmollgruber, Jocelyn Eales, Jasmin Gassiep, Vanessa Doubell | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 November 2003 | Published: 04 November 2003

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Judith C Bruce, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Shelley Schmollgruber, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Jocelyn Eales, Johannesburg Hospital, South Africa
Jasmin Gassiep, Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College, South Africa
Vanessa Doubell, Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College, South Africa

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Abstract

An analysis of 16 357 trauma patients seen over a one year period at the trauma casualty of an academic hospital in Johannesburg was carried out to determine the profile of injuries sustained by victims in the Johannesburg region.

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’n Analise van 16 357 trauma-pasiënte gesien in ’n een-jaar periode in die trauma-ongevalle van ’n akademiese hospitaal in Johannesburg, is uitgevoer ten einde ’n profiel van beserings wat opgedoen is deur slagoffers, in die Johannesburg-area, te bepaal.

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