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Decline in hospitalisations due to dog bite injuries in Catalonia, 1997-2008. An effect of government regulation?

Authors
  • Villalbí, Joan R
  • Cleries, Montse
  • Bouis, Susana
  • Peracho, Víctor
  • Duran, Julia
  • Casas, Conrad
Type
Published Article
Journal
Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2010
Volume
16
Issue
6
Pages
408–410
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/ip.2010.026997
PMID: 20805621
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Government regulations were associated with a sizable decrease in injuries caused by dog bites in Catalonia. More evaluative studies in this field may provide criteria to focus future regulations and other preventive interventions.

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