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Is Sweden still a role model for safety? An overview of unintentional injury data over the past two decades.
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PMID:  20407969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This study investigates injury-related mortality and hospitalisations, during 1987-2007 in Sweden. Injuries were classified according to International Classification of Diseases (ICD) -8 for pre-1987 injuries, ICD-9 for 1987-1996 injuries and ICD-10 for injuries occurring in 1997 and later. Data on mortality from injuries during 1987-2007 were collected from Sweden's national Cause-of-Death Register, while data concerning injury diagnoses leading to hospitalisation stays of at least 24 h, occurring during 1987-2007, were obtained from the national Patient Register. Crude rates were derived for injury-related deaths and injury-related hospitalisations for age-gender groups, using population data from Statistics Sweden. Our results showed a mixed picture of injury-related hospitalisations and deaths over the study period. Absolute numbers of injury-related deaths and injury-related hospitalisations decreased over time for the population as a whole and for many, but not all, age-gender groups. When assessing crude injury-related death rates and crude injury-related hospitalisation rates over time, as categorised by gender and age groupings, we also found unchanging or increased risks for injury-related deaths and/or hospitalisations for several age-gender groups. While Sweden has made remarkable progress in reducing injury-related deaths and hospitalisations, there are clear differences in risk that remain.
Diana S Ekman; Per Nilsen; Lothar Schelp; Jan Schyllander; Linda Ryen; Robert Ekman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of injury control and safety promotion     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1745-7319     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247254     Medline TA:  Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-203     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden.
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