Motorcycle helmets-medical costs and the law. Discussion.
American association of the surgery Trauma. .
Since 1975, 26 states have repealed or modified their motorcycle (M/C) helmet laws.
Louisiana (LA) reinstated the M/C helmet law in 1982.
The medical and financial impact of repeal in Kansas (KS), reinstatement in LA (accident, fatality, and critical injury rates) have been studied through 1987.
Current FARS data and studies from KS, LA, 10 states and 5 countries are compared and reported.
In this era of spiraling health care costs, legislation mandating the use of protective helmets should be considered as a viable alternative to raising taxes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Casque protection, Motocyclette, Coût, Législation, Etats Unis, Epidémiologie, Economie santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Crash helmet, Motor cycle, Costs, Legislation, United States, Epidemiology, Health economy, Human
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