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The fault doctrine and injury control.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  366162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An analogy is drawn between the fourteenth-century conceptualization of infectious disease and the twentieth-century conceptualization of trauma. In both cases, causality is associated with faulty human behavior which acts as a handicap to progress. It is suggested that the practice of attributing accident causality to faulty behavior restricts the development of preventive activities in three ways: it implies that allocation of culpability is synonymous with identification of cause; it inhibits countermeasure implementation directly; and it concentrates on behavior instead of environmental hazards. A more useful and more appropriate approach is outlined and discussed.
Authors:
E C Wigglesworth
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1978 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-03-24     Completed Date:  1979-03-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  789-94     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; Q    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Occupational / prevention & control
Accidents, Traffic
Behavior*
England
History, 18th Century
Humans
Legislation as Topic / history
Risk
Wounds and Injuries / etiology,  history,  prevention & control*

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