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Fatal injuries in rural and urban areas in northern Finland: a 5-year retrospective study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-01-08)
Background: Finland has the fourth highest injury mortality rate in the European Union. To better understand the causes of the high injury rate, and prevent these fatal injuries, studies are needed. Therefore, we set out to complete an analysis of the epidemiology of fatal trauma, and any contributory role for alcohol, long suspected to promote fatal injuries. As a study area, we chose the ...
Fatal poisonings in Northern Finland: causes, incidence, and rural-urban differences
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-09-08)
Background: In this study we evaluate differences between rural and urban areas in the causes and incidence of fatal poisonings. <p> Methods: Data from all fatal poisonings that occurred in Northern Finland from 2007 to 2011 were retrieved from Cause of Death Registry death certificates provided by Statistics Finland. The demographics and causes of fatalities were compared between rural and urban ...
Do pre-hospital poisoning deaths differ from in-hospital deaths? A retrospective analysis
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-05-08)
Background: Most fatal poisonings occur outside the hospital and the victims found dead. The purpose of this study was to determine the general pattern and patient demographics of fatal poisonings in Northern Finland. In particular, we wanted to analyze differences between pre-hospital and in-hospital deaths.<p> Methods: All fatal poisonings that occurred in Northern Finland in 2007–2011 were ...
Systematic reporting to improve the emergency medical response to major incidents: A pilot study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-24)
<i>Background:</i> Major incidents affect us globally, and are occurring with increasing frequency. There is still no evidence-based standard regarding the best medical emergency response to major incidents. Currently, reports on major incidents are non-standardised and variable in quality. This pilot study examines the first systematic reports from a consensus-based, freely accessible database, ...