Volume 1, 2015
|Number of page(s)
|21 July 2015
Global trauma: the great divide
Department of Orthopaedics, Countess of Chester Hospital, Liverpool Road, Chester
CH2 1UL, UK
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 10 June 2015
Road trauma is an emergent global issue. There is huge disparity between the population affected by road trauma and the resource allocation. If the current trend continues, a predicted extra 5 million lives will be lost in this decade. This article aims to create an awareness of the scale of the problem of road trauma and the inequality in the resources available to address this problem. It also describes the responses from the international organisations and the orthopaedic community in dealing with this issue. The International Orthopaedic community has a unique opportunity and moral obligation to play a part in changing this trend of global trauma.
Key words: Accidents / Traffic / Health resources
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