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    Evaluating injury priorities

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    Suppose that your neighbor's eight-year old child falls off the monkey bars on a school playground resulting in a broken arm.

    Do you feel that this type of injury represents a major health issue in our society? Why or why not? How can the problem be addressed at the societal level? Are other types of injuries to children more important?

    Your ability to critically evaluate the importance of childhood injuries as a health issue and your understanding of potential society-level interventions;

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    While unfortunate and worthy of regional review, an eight-year old child monkey bar fall does not represent a major health issue for society. Recalls of products, where a statistically high number of babies and children die is something to have concern.

    Car seat and sports injuries would be a better investment of resources for child safety. Since most children ...

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    This solution assists in evaluating injury priorities.