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Major trauma is a major public health problem. It is the leading cause of death in people from the age of 1–40, accounting for one in ten deaths overall, and leads to significant morbidity.1 Over the last 40 years many countries in the developed world have developed regionalised trauma systems to improve the survival rates of their patients who sustain traumatic injury.
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Sleat, Graham ; Willett, Keith
Injury, August 2011, Vol.42(8), pp.838-840 [Peer Reviewed Journal]