The history of paediatric trauma care in Cape Town


Show simple item record van As, A B (Sebastian) Rode, Heinz 2016-02-01T11:06:46Z 2016-02-01T11:06:46Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Van As, A. B., & Rode, H. (2006). The history of paediatric trauma care in Cape Town. South African Medical Journal, 96(9), 874-878. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity, mortality and disability in childhood. In most developed countries where 18% of the population are in the age group 0 - 15 years, injury exceeds all other causes of childhood mortality. In the developing countries of Africa, however, children aged 0 - 15 years constitute 43% of the population and trauma has an even bigger impact on child health.There is an erroneous perception that trauma is not a major health problem in Africa, derived from undue emphasis on mortality statistics alone. Yet, the impact of trauma ought to be measured not only in terms of death, but also the tremendous morbidity and disability caused by injuries, and their socioeconomic consequences. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.source South African Medical Journal en_ZA
dc.subject.other Child History
dc.subject.other 20th Century History
dc.subject.other 21st Century Hospitals
dc.subject.other County Hospitals
dc.subject.other Pediatric Humans
dc.subject.other South Africa
dc.subject.other Trauma Centers
dc.subject.other Urban Population
dc.title The history of paediatric trauma care in Cape Town en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA 2016-01-22T13:22:41Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords paediatric trauma care en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords history en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords cape town en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Paediatric Surgery en_ZA
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