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International journal of trauma nursing 7 (4): 129-32 (2001)

Trauma in South Africa.

P Brysiewicz
ABSTRACT
Trauma care in South Africa has a number of unique challenges. South Africa is a large country with an uneven distribution of services; a restrictive infrastructure; severe financial restraints on the entire health system; and an overwhelming incidence of patients with human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immunodeficiency disease syndrome, and tuberculosis. Substance abuse and violence are common cofactors in trauma. A profile of injuries encountered in South Africa is discussed.
ISSN: 1075-4210