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Gewaltbedingte Verletzungen in einem städtischen Umfeld aus Sicht einer unfallchirurgischen Notfallaufnahme


Scheyerer, Max J; Spühler, Dominik; Zimmermann, Stefan; Guenkel, Sebastian; Werner, Clement L M; Wanner, Guido A; Killias, Martin; Simmen, Hans-Peter (2013). Gewaltbedingte Verletzungen in einem städtischen Umfeld aus Sicht einer unfallchirurgischen Notfallaufnahme. Praxis, 102(23):1409-1414.

Abstract

Violence is a growing problem worldwide. In Switzerland, interpersonal violence seems to be an increasing problem as well. The aim of the current study was to describe a comprehensive picture of violence in a swiss city with regard to medical and social aspects. A total of 1740 patients injured by violent crimes between April 2004 and January 2011 were enrolled into this study. Most of them were male. There were no relevant changes regarding the number of within the observation period. However, the proportion of affected females increased. Especially at the weekend, there is a need for preventive measures to reduce the high number of affected patients and the associated costs.

Abstract

Violence is a growing problem worldwide. In Switzerland, interpersonal violence seems to be an increasing problem as well. The aim of the current study was to describe a comprehensive picture of violence in a swiss city with regard to medical and social aspects. A total of 1740 patients injured by violent crimes between April 2004 and January 2011 were enrolled into this study. Most of them were male. There were no relevant changes regarding the number of within the observation period. However, the proportion of affected females increased. Especially at the weekend, there is a need for preventive measures to reduce the high number of affected patients and the associated costs.

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Other titles:Violence-related injuries in an urban environment-view from an accident and emergency department
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Trauma Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:13 November 2013
Deposited On:12 Dec 2013 14:31
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:14
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1661-8157
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/1661-8157/a001485
PubMed ID:24220061

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