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Banning the word “accident”
  1. M Cordeiro
  1. Professor of Paediatrics and Public Health, Director, National Observatory for Health, Tv Pote de Água–10–8°, 1700–317, Lisbon, Portugal

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    I read the recent editorial in the BMJ with interest.1 In my capacity as national manager of the former EHLASS programme and Portuguese representative on the EU committee for injury prevention, I agree that the word accident has been overused. This is especially true …

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