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Injury prevention is growing up!
  1. Terry Nolan
  1. Professor, Department of Paediatrics (University of Melbourne), Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Level 4, Front entry building, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Australia (Phone: +61-3-9345-6363, fax: +61-3-9345-6000, e-mail:

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    Injury Prevention has rapidly established itself as the lead journal in its field. Although there are sister publications that address issues of injury causation and consequences, no other journal has embodied the full scientific spectrum from epidemiology, causation, and outcomes, to countermeasure development, implementation, and evaluation. In fact this successful concentration on child and adolescent injury has thrown into sharp relief the need for the same comprehensive approach to research dissemination across all ages.

    A focus on child injury has provided the catalyst for better organised and systematic community approaches to injury prevention in a number of countries. Such has been the case in the United Kingdom and Australia after establishment of trusts or foundations that have had a …

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