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Prevention of injuries to children and adolescents
  1. F P Rivara
  1. The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr F P Rivara, MPH Box 359960, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA;


Objective: To outline an approach and agenda for research to prevent injuries to children and adolescents.

Methods: Injuries to children and adolescents 18 years and younger in low, middle, and high income countries were investigated.

Results: A new paradigm for considering injury control research is presented. Research studies are suggested for the areas of etiologic research, intervention research, and outcomes research.

Conclusions: Injuries are an important cause of death and disability adjusted life years lost worldwide. Translation of existing research and rigorous randomized trials are needed to reduce the global burden of trauma.

  • etiologic research
  • injury control

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