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The impact of seat-belts

The seat-belt is an effective tool that not only saves lives but also reduces the severity of injury to a vehicle occupant during road crashes.

The article was published by
El artículo fue publicado por
Nigerian Medical Journal
Volume / Volumen: 54
Number / Número: 1
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 17-21
Year / Año: 2013
Month / Mes: february

Principal institution where the research took place
Institución principal de la investigación
University college hospital, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

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Referencias bibliográficas

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The Impact of Seat-Belts in Limiting the Severity of Injuries in Patients Presenting to a University Hospital in the Developing World

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Joshua Ogundele1, Adeleke Ifesanya2, Sylvester Adeyanju3, Olusegun Ogunlade4

4 Prof, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria., Consultant

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