Reducing the trauma burden in the United Arab Emirates – a brief report

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.150217

 Key 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.

abatt@prehospitalresearch.eu

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

There is no conflict of interest to declare

ABSTRACT

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.

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