The incidence and nature of severe blunt assault injury in the Auckland region was assessed by a retrospective review over a 2-year period.
Approximately 14 000 charges of assault (excluding paediatric and sexual assault) were laid during this period.
A total of 1035 people were admitted to hospital.
Of 331 patients admitted to one hospital, 35 patients were admitted via the resuscitation room after severe assault; of these, two died.
Of these patients, 33 were male and 19 of 21 ethanol levels measured were greater than 17 mmol/l. Head and facial injuries were the most frequent.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Réanimation, Epidémiologie, Homme, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Agression
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Resuscitation, Epidemiology, Human, New Zealand, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0391621
Code Inist : 002B16I. Création : 199406.