More casualties in Vietnam

Mukhida, Karim
May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/20/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p1416
Academic Journal
The article reports on the increasing number of death and injuries due to traffic accidents in Da Nang, Vietnam. Most physicians in the city are aware of the burdens associated with the accidents including social consequences and emotional impact on families. In addition, it is common for hospitals in the region to perform two to five neurosurgical procedures daily due to epidural hematomas, decompression of cerebral contusions, and treatment of skull fractures. The author projects that the country will take 35 years to see a decline in the incidence or road traffic fatalities.


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