To study the effects of a comprhensive, multifacted intervention program to reduce fireworks-related injuries during the Italian New Year's holiday season, active surveillance was conducted in the 18 public emergency rooms of Naples, Italy, before and after implementation of the program.
Preintervention data collected December 24,1992, and January 6,1993, were compared with data collected during the same period in 1993-1994.
The number of injuries decreased by 48%, from 3536 to 183, with the greatest declines seen among 10-to 12-years-old.
The broad-based intervention implemented during the 1993-1994 holiday season appears to have substantially reduced the number uf injuries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Programme sanitaire, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Prévention, Evaluation, Italie, Europe, Feu artifice, Vacances
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Sanitary program, Child, Human, Adolescent, Prevention, Evaluation, Italy, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0275036
Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 199608.