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August 25, 2004

Prehospital Emergency Care and the Global Road Safety Crisis

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(8):923. doi:10.1001/jama.292.8.923-a

To the Editor: In his Medical News & Perspectives article, Dr Cole1 highlights the increasing burden of years of life lost and long-term disability from road traffic injuries in developing countries as a result of poorly designed transportation systems. An adequate response of emergency medical services in settings with scarce resources is a challenge for research and planning of health services.