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The study of the causes, patterns, prevalence, and control of disease in groups of people
Medical professional who studies the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations
Intentional or unintentional damage to a person that resulted from acute exposure to thermal, mechanical, electrical, or chemical energy or from the absence of such essentials as heat or oxygen
A real or potential hazardous situation that puts individuals at risk for sustaining an injury
An ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of injury data essential to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice, closely integrated with the timely dissemination of the data to those who need to know
Injuries and deaths self-inflicted or perpetrated by another person, usually involving some type of violence
The time just after an injury has occurred when the patient and observers remain acutely aware of what has happened and may be more receptive to learning how the event or illness could have been prevented
Injuries and deaths not self-inflicted or perpetrated by another person (accidents)
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