Injury remains one of the leading causes of death among Americans.1 Although the 1980s and 1990s demonstrated improvements in most injuries,2 recent trends seem to be eroding the promising survival gains.3 Closely monitoring trends in injury rates due to all mechanisms and intentions and among all groups is essential to update and adapt interventions and policy to further reduce fatalities. We studied temporal patterns of injury fatalities in the United States from 2000 to 2016.
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Lawless RA, Moore EE, Cohen MJ, Moore HB, Sauaia A. US National Trends in Violent and Unintentional Injuries, 2000 to 2016. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(12):1154–1158. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.2496
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