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Causes of injuries in the mountains: a review of worldwide reports into accidents in mountaineering.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21465918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This review presents a selection of sources from the UK and around the world that have reported on both incidents and accidents in the mountains. Common themes are extracted to illustrate the circumstances under which accidents, injuries and fatalities occur and the underlying factors that have contributed to incidents in the first place. There is an attempt to dispel some 'myths' surrounding accidents in mountain based activities. The purpose of highlighting these issues is to allow those undertaking them to understand where the greatest risks lie. This enables the individual, team leaders, rescue services and those involved in the overall management of wilderness areas to plan accordingly, with the aim of reducing injuries and deaths.
Authors:
J W Knott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps     Volume:  157     ISSN:  0035-8665     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Army Med Corps     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505627     Medline TA:  J R Army Med Corps     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1st Battalion The MERCIAN Regiment, Garrison Medical Centre, Catterick. DoctorKnott@hotmail.com
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