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Accidents in the Year 2000

Accident and Traumatology Scenarios 1985–2000 Commissioned by the Steering Committee on Future Health Scenarios

  • Scenario Committee on Accidents and Traumatology
  • R. M. Lapré
  • Accidents and Traumatology Research Team
  • J. P. Mackenbach

Part of the Future Health Scenarios book series (FUHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Scenario Committee on Accidents and Traumatology, R. M. Lapré
    Pages 1-11
  3. Scenario Committee on Accidents and Traumatology, R. M. Lapré
    Pages 13-17
  4. Scenario Committee on Accidents and Traumatology, R. M. Lapré
    Pages 19-55
  5. Scenario Committee on Accidents and Traumatology, R. M. Lapré
    Pages 57-76
  6. Scenario Committee on Accidents and Traumatology, R. M. Lapré
    Pages 77-100
  7. Scenario Committee on Accidents and Traumatology, R. M. Lapré
    Pages 101-108
  8. Scenario Committee on Accidents and Traumatology, R. M. Lapré
    Pages 109-122
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 123-239

About this book

Introduction

In order to chart the way for long-term policies in the field of public health, the Dutch government needs to have the best possible insight into potential future trends and the problems to which these could give rise. It was with a view to compiling a number of long-range studies that the independent Steering Committee on Future Health Scenarios was set up in 1983. In 1985 the Steering Committee appointed a board of experts to conduct a long-range study of "Accidents and traumatology" (traumatology being that aspect of medicine concerned with the treatment of accident victims). In close consultation with this board, the Institute of Public Health and Social Medicine of the Erasmus University Rotterdam carried out a scenario study, the results of which are briefly summarized below. 0.1 Aims and approach The research had two objectives: To explore possible "autonomous" developments (in the sense of being independent of government intervention) in the field of accidents and the treatment of accident victims. To specify the effects of possible policy measures, in relation to both the prevention of accidents and improvements in the care for accident victims. The research was exploratory rather than predictive. It did not go beyond the year 2000, since it was felt that the pace of change in this field ruled out looking much further than ten to fifteen years ahead.

Keywords

computer development epidemiology health research suicide trauma traumatology treatment violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Scenario Committee on Accidents and Traumatology
  • R. M. Lapré
  • Accidents and Traumatology Research Team
    • 1
  • J. P. Mackenbach
  1. 1.Institute of Public Health and Social MedicineErasmus University RotterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1047-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-0475-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1047-8
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