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Fatality and Injury Severity of Older Adult Motor Vehicle Collisions in Orange County, California, 1998–2007

Introduction:Injuries and fatalities in adult drivers 18–65 years of age have decreased in recent years due to safer vehicles, enhanced medical policies, and implementation of injury prevention policies. The objective of this study was to examine injury severity and fatality rates in older drivers compared to their younger counterparts in Orange County, California.

Conclusion: The decrease in collision fatalities was greater in the 25–64-year-old group compared to the older adult population. This disparity highlights the need for further injury prevention efforts for older drivers.

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Leukocytosis as a Predictor of Severe Injury in Blunt Trauma

  Author Affiliation Claudia A. Santucci, MD Kern Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine Thomas B. Purcell, MD Kern Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine Carlo Mejia Kern Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine ABSTRACT Introduction: The objective of this study was to determine if the white blood cell count can predict severity of injury […]

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Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.