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Counting secondary injuries on national estimates: the road to multiple injury profiles
  1. Limor Aharonson-Daniel
  1. Address REPARED Center for Emergency Response Research and Department of Emergency Medicine, Recanati School for Community Health Professions, Faculty of Health sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, PO Box 653, Beer Sheva, Israel 84105; limorad{at}

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I read with pleasure the article ‘The effect of counting principal and secondary injuries on national estimates of motor vehicle related trauma’.1 The 67% increase in the count of injuries and the variability by patient and injury characteristics reaffirms findings offered previously.2 The importance of the use of multiple diagnoses for injury epidemiology, as demonstrated in table 4 of the study, has also been acknowledged …

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