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Selected Readings

Introduction to Injury and Violence Prevention

Epidemiological Patterns of Injury: Conceptual Model of Injury Causation and Prevention Readings:

Brown S, Forge W, Bender T, Axnick N. Injury prevention and control: Prospects for the 1990's. Ann Rev Pub Health. 1990;11:251-266.

Martinez R: Injury Control. A primer for physicians. Ann Emerg Med. 1990;19:72-77.

Loimer H, Guarnier M. Accidents and acts of God: A history of terms. AJPH. 1996;86:101-107.

Waller JA. Reflections on a half century of injury control. Am J Pub Health. 1994;84:664-670.

Economic Costs of Injury Readings:

McSwain N, Belles A. Motorcycle helmets: Medical costs and the law. J Trauma. 1990;30:1189-99.

Miller T, Lestina D. Patterns of US medical expenditures and utilization for injury, 1987. Am J. Pub Health. 1996;86:89-93.

Ordog G. Wasserberger J, Ackroyd G. Hospital costs of firearm injuries. J Trauma. 1995;38:291-298.

Rivara F, Dicker B, Bergman A, et al. The public cost of motorcycle trauma. JAMA. 1988;260:221-223.

Injury Prevention Program Design and Evaluation Readings:

Bergman A, Rivara F. Sweden's experience in reducing childhood injuries. Pediatrics. 1991;88:69-74.

Davidson L, Durkin M, Kuhn L, et al. The impact of the Safe Kids/Healthy Neighborhood Injury Prevention Program in Harlem, 1988-1991. Am J Pub Health. 1994;84:580-586.

Identification of Injury Data Sources and Working with Injury Data Readings:

Cummings P, Koepsell T, Mueller B. Methodological challenges in injury epidemiology and injury prevention research. Ann Rev Pub Health. 1995;16:381-400.

Guyer B, Berenholz G, Gallagher S. Injury surveillance using hospital discharge abstracts coded by external cause of injury (e-code) J Trauma. 1990;30:470-473.

Trauma Care and Emergency Medical Systems

Affecting Change through Public Policy, Technology, and Education Readings:

Durkin MS, Davidson LL, Kuhn L, et al. Low income neighborhoods and the risk of severe pediatric injury. Am J Pub Health. 1994;84:587-592.

Mahoney L. Catastrophic disasters and the design of disaster medical care systems. Ann Emerg Med. 1987;66:1085-1091.

Rivara, F, Thompson D, Cummings P. Effectiveness of Primary and secondary enforces seat belt laws. Am J Pub Health. 1998;16(1S):30-39.

Schwarz DF, Grisso JA, Miles C, et al. An injury prevention program in an urban African-American community. Am J Pub Health. 1993;83:675-680.

Traffic Injuries/Vehicular Trauma Readings:

Max W, Stark B, Root S. Putting the lid on injury costs; The economic impact of the California motorcycle helmet law. J Trauma. 1998;45:550-556.

Peek-Asa C, McArthur D, Kraus J. The prevalence of non-standard helmet use and head injuries among motorcycle riders. Accident Anal Prev. 1999;31:229-233.

Rutledge R, Lalor A, Oller D, et al. The cost of not wearing seat belts. Ann Surg. 1993;217:122-7.

Watson G, Zador P, Wilks A. Helmet use, helmet use laws, and motorcyclist fatalities. Am J Public Health. 1981;71:297-300.

Residential Injuries (Fires, Burns, Falls, Poisonings) Readings:

Mosenthal A, Livingston D, Elcavage J, et al. Falls: Epidemiology and strategies for prevention. J Trauma. 1995;38:753-756.

Tinetti M, Speechley M, Ginter S. Risk factors for falls among elderly persons living in the community. NEJM. 1988;319:1701-1707.

Vernberg K, Culver P, Spyker D. The deterrent effect of poison warning stickers. Am J Dis Children. 1984;138:1018-1020.

Recreational Injuries (Drownings, Cycling, Playgrounds, Sports) Readings:

Boyce WT, Sprunger LW, Sobolewski S, et al. Epidemiology of injuries in a large urban school district. Pediatrics. 1984;74:342-349.

Feldman W. Woodward CA, Hodgson C, et al. Prospective Study of school injuries: Incidence, Types, Related Factors and Initial Management. Can Med Assoc J. 1983;129:1279-1283.

Kelly, JP, Rosenberg JH. Diagnosis and management of concussion in sports. Neurology. 1997;48:575-580.

Thompson R, Rivara FP, Thompson D. A case-control study of the effectiveness of bicycle safety helmets. NEJM. 1989;320:1361-1367.

Wintermut G, Kraus J, Teret S, et al. Drowning in childhood and adolescence: A population-based study. Am J Pub Health. 1987;77:830-832.

Yelon J, Harrigan N, Evans, JT. Bicycle trauma: A five-year experience. Am Surg. 1995;61:202-206.

Violence Readings:

Davidson LL. Preventing injuries from violence towards women. Am J Pub Health. 1996;86:12-14.

Davis, JW, Kaups, K, Campbell, SD, Parks, SN. Domestic violence and the trauma surgeon, results of a study on knowledge and education. JACS. 2000;191:347-353.

Holmes JH, Schwarz DF, Grisso J. Repeat injuries in an inner city population-Philadelphia 1987-1988. MMWR. 1990;39:1-3.

Hyman A, Schillinger D, Lo B. Laws mandating reporting of domestic violence: Do they promote well-being? JAMA. 1995;273:1781-1787.

Schafer J, Caetano R, Clark C. Rates of intimate partner violence in the U.S. Am J Pub Health. 1998;88:1702-1704.

Sorenson S, Upchurch D, Shen H. Violence and injury in marital arguments: Risk patterns and gender differences. Am J Pub Health. 1996;86:35-40.

Firearm Injuries/Intentional Violence Readings:

Violence Prevention Task Force of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Violence in America: A public health crisis--the role of firearms. J Trauma. 1995;38:163-168.

Kellerman A, Reay D. Protection of peril? An analysis of firearm related deaths in the home. NEJM. 1986;314:1557-1560.

Kyriacou D, Anglin D, Taliaferro E, et al. Risk factors for injury to women from domestic violence. NEJM. 1999;341:1892-1898.

Sloan J, Kellerman A, Reay D, et al. Handgun regulations, crime, assaults, and homicide: A tale of two cities. NEJM. 1988;319:1256-1262.

Vernick S, Teret S: Firearms and health. The right to be armed with accurate information about the Second Amendment. Am J. Pub Health. 1993;83:1773-1777.

Webster D, Vernick J, Ludwig J. Lester K. Flawed gun policy research could endanger public safety. Am J Pub Health. 1977;87:918-921.

Occupational Injury Readings:

Stout N, et al. Occupational injury mortality rates in the US: Changes from 1980 to 1989. Am J Pub Health. 1996;86:73-77.

Stout N, Bell C. Effectiveness of source documents for identifying fatal occupational injuries. Am J Pub Health. 1991;81:725-728.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Readings:

Anda R, Williamson D, Remington P. Alcohol and fatal injuries among U.S. adults. JAMA. 1988;260:2529-2532.

Cherpitel, CJ. Screening for Alcohol Problems in the Emergency Room. Ann Emerg Med. 1995;26:158-166.

Miller R, Blincoe L. Incidence and cost of alcohol-involved crashes in the U.S. Accid Anal and Prev. 1994;26:583-591.

Soderstrom C, Dischinger P, Kerns T. Alcohol use among injured sets of drivers and passengers. Accid Anal and Prev. 1996;28:111-114.

Trends in Motorcycle Fatalities Associated with Alcohol-Impaired Driving --- United States, 1983--2003, CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, December 3, 2004, 53(47); 1103-1106.

Injury Prevention Education Readings:

Leone RJ, Hammond, JS. Surgical resident's knowledge of injury prevention principles. Am J Surg. 2000;180:223-226.