Should strategies for care of avalanche victims change?

Brugger, Hermann
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 5, p491
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the significance of considering trauma as the risk factor that results to death among avalanche victims in Canada. He presents the result of the study conducted by Jeff Boyd and colleagues which focuses on the contributions of trauma to avalanche deaths where it was found that trauma generated high percentage for the mortality. Information on the rescue strategies that should be given to avalanche victims is also mentioned.


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