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Fatal river drowning: the identification of research gaps through a systematic literature review

Peden, Amy E; Franklin, Richard C; Leggat, Peter A


INTRODUCTION Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional death. Rivers are a common location for drowning. Unlike other location-specific prevention efforts (home swimming pools and beaches), little is known about prevention targeting river drowning deaths. METHODS A systematic literature review was undertaken using English language papers published between 1980 and 2014, exploring gaps in the literature, with a focus on epidemiology, risk factors and prevention strategies for river drowning....[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041750
Access Rights: Open Access


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