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Title: The challenges of developing a trauma system for Indigenous people.
Authors: Plani, Frank
Carson, Phil
Affiliation: Trauma Surgery, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT, Australia.
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Citation: Injury 2008-12; 39 Suppl 5: S43-53
Abstract: Trauma systems have been shown to provide the best trauma care for injured patients. A trauma system developed for Indigenous people should take into account many factors including geographical remoteness and cultural diversity. Indigenous people suffer from a significant intentional and non-intentional burden of injury, often greater than non-Indigenous populations, and a public health approach in dealing with trauma can be adopted. This includes transport issues, prevention and control of intentional violence, cultural sensitization of health providers, community emergency responses, community rehabilitation and improving resilience. The ultimate aim is to decrease the trauma burden through a trauma system with which indigenous people can fully identify.
DOI: 10.1016/S0020-1383(08)70028-7
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Health Services, Indigenous
Wounds and Injuries
Population Groups
Program Development
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