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.
von Elm E. Prehospital Emergency Care and the Global Road Safety Crisis. JAMA. 2004;292(8):923. doi:10.1001/jama.292.8.923-a
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