National Estimates of Outdoor Recreational Injuries Treated in Emergency Departments

An Injury Center study published in the most recent issue of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, found that nearly 213,000 people were treated each year in 2004 and 2005 for outdoor recreational injuries. More than half of these injuries were among young people between the ages of ten and 24. The article, “National estimates of outdoor recreational injuries treated in emergency departments, United States, 2004-2005,” details types of injuries and the sport they are associated with and offers suggestions to help prevent outdoor enthusiasts from becoming injured.Â

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