Emergency Medicine

Car accidents: inital assessment

Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.  MVA-related ED visits resulted in admission to the hospital for care about half as often as non-MVA-related ED visits (8.0 percent vs. 15.6 percent). The top 10 injuries among all MVA-related visits included sprains, contusions with intact skin surface, superficial injuries, open wounds, certain traumatic complications and unspecified injuries,

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