BATT A, AL-HAJERI A, WARD G, LONERGAN D, CUMMINS F. Reducing the trauma burden in the United Arab Emirates – a brief report. Med Emergency, MJEM 2018; 26:25-8.
DOI 10.26738/MJEM.2017/mjem26.2018/AB.CRE.150217Key words: mortality, morbidity, trauma, trauma system, UAE.
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Correspondent author: BATT Alan, MSc
Clinical Services, National Ambulance LLC, Etihad Towers,
PO Box 63788, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Batt A, MSc, Al-Hajeri A, BHSc, Ward G, BSc, Lonergan D, MSc EMS, Cummins F, MD
Clinical Services, National Ambulance LLC, Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Category: Case report
Received: Dec. 28, 2016
Revised: Jan. 25, 2017
Accepted: Feb. 15, 2017
Trauma is the second leading cause of death in the UAE for both national and expatriate populations, accounting for over 20% of all fatalities. The total trauma related impact to the UAE economy is unknown. Outlined in this brief report are key steps that are being presently prioritised in the United Arab Emirates to reduce the burden of trauma on the population.