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Data Sources for Improving Estimates of the Global Burden of Injuries

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Location: http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000001

Description: Call for contributors
Reliable estimates of the incidence and burden of injuries are essential inputs for prioritizing prevention strategies. While population-based injury surveillance systems are obviously the best source for such information, it is also widely recognized that such infrastructure is unlikely to be established in most of the world for several decades. Thus, there is an urgent need for the global injury community to collaborate to build the methods and tools that can be used to derive reasonable estimates from a wide range of existing sources, including hospital records, police reports, health surveys, and death registers, among many others.
Bhalla K, Harrison J, Abraham J, Borse NN, Lyons R, et al. (2009) Data Sources for Improving Estimates of the Global Burden of Injuries: Call for Contributors. PLoS Med 6(1): e1000001.

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Author/Contact: Bhalla et al
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