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Poly Trauma in Rural India-Changing Trends

Author(s): Goyal S | Sancheti K | Shete Kiran

Journal: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
ISSN 0019-5413

Volume: 40;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 259;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Poly Trauma | Rural India | Road Safety | Vehicle increase | Young Population | Equipments in Civil Hospital | Changing Trends.

Background : Poly trauma is a major killer. Team work is essential for better management. Method : Survey was undertaken to collect baseline data in polytrauma patient. Result : Two thousand patients were studied. Cause was fall in 904, vehicular accident in 776 and assault in 320 patients. Conclusion : There should be good prehospital emergency service and quick transport to equipped hospital.
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