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Citation

Robertson LS. Am. J. Public Health 2014; 104(12): 2256-2258.

Affiliation

Leon S. Robertson (retired) was with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2014, American Public Health Association)

DOI

10.2105/AJPH.2014.302352

PMID

25320900

Abstract

An editorial in a previous issue of this journal falsely claims that the US government's efforts to reduce road fatalities are not based on science. It says that, as a result, the United States has fallen behind other countries in road death prevention. A large body of research and evaluation informed federal and state safety programs from the outset. Evans's comparisons of death trends among countries without adjustment for changes in relevant risk factors or specification of the injury reduction policies among the countries tell us nothing about the causes of the declines or the effects of specific ameliorative efforts. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print October 16, 2014: e1-e3. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302352).


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