Characteristics, costs, and effects of violence in Vermont.
John H. Davis scientific symposium. Stowe VT USA, 1994/06/25.
Study of the distribution, characteristics, costs and effects involving 125 assaults, 22 attempted suicides (plus 5 completed out-of-hospital suicides), and 49 injuries of questionable intent was carried out among local area patients treated in a hospital serving 22 communities (150,000 population) in northern Vermont.
Patients referred from the service areas of other hospitals were specifically excluded in order to provide a picture of injuries from violence in the community, rather than of injuries treated at the hospital.
The percentages hospitalized were assault, 5% ; attempted suicide, 50% ; and unknown intent, 6%. Most assault injuries were to the head or upper extremity administered by fist ; suicide attempts most often were by medication or a sharp instrument to arms, while injuries of unknown intent usually resulted from smashing a hand against a building structure.
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Traumatisme, Epidémiologie, Vermont, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Tentative suicide, Etiologie, Pathogénie, Trouble comportement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Trauma, Epidemiology, Vermont, United States, North America, America, Cost analysis, Health economy, Suicide attempt, Etiology, Pathogenesis, Behavioral disorder
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Cote : 95-0087381
Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 09/06/1995.