Injured people often interact with police and other law enforcement agents before and during their injury care, particularly when their injuries are due to violence or major motor vehicle crashes. Yet, there are no professional guidelines in trauma medicine or nursing that standardize when and how police interact with injured patients. Read more
Injury remains one of the top 10 causes of death and disability worldwide. Partnerships between health systems and law enforcement can enable linkages in injury data to better identify where and to whom injuries are occurring. This cross-sector surveillance can also lead to more effective and expansive injury control and prevention efforts to improve population health.