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Research Letter
December 2018

US National Trends in Violent and Unintentional Injuries, 2000 to 2016

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
  • 2Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora
  • 3Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy, University of Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora
JAMA Surg. 2018;153(12):1154-1158. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.2496

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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