Journal article

The injury List Of All Deficits (LOAD) Framework - conceptualising the full range of deficits and adverse outcomes following injury and violence

Ronan A Lyons, Caroline F Finch, Rod McClure, Ed van Beeck, Steven Macey

International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

Over recent years, there has been increasing recognition that the burden of injuries and violence includes more than just the direct and indirect monetary costs associated with their medical outcomes. However, quantification of the total burden has been seriously hampered by lack of a framework for considering the range of outcomes which comprise the burden, poor identification of the outcomes and their imprecise measurement. This article proposes a new conceptual framework, the List of All Deficits (or LOAD) Framework, that has been developed from extensive expert discussion and consensus meetings to facilitate the measurement of the full burden of injuries and violence. The LOAD Framework ..

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