Injury is one of the most overlooked major health problems facing the United States today, killing more than 142,000 annually and causing 62 million more to require medical attention. This unique work focuses attention on this vital problem and describes how existing resources can be put to work to combat injury occurrence in the most effective way. The emphasis is on community involvement in designing, monitoring, and evaluating workable prevention programs. The book represents contributions from the 31-member National Committee for Injury Prevention and Control, which consists of public and private organizations on the local, state and national level involved in all aspects of care: practice, research, and teaching. The book reports on the major determinants of injuries and describes current levels of responses to severely injured people and how they can be improved. For all those involved in the problems of injury treatment, control, and prevention, this work is a major source of necessary information.National Committee for Injury Prevention and Control is the author of 'Injury Prevention: Meeting the Challenge - National Committee For Injury - Hardcover' with ISBN 9780195062489 and ISBN 0195062485.