Armed Conflict as a Public Health Problem

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dc.contributor.author King, Gary
dc.contributor.author Murray, Christopher J. L.
dc.contributor.author Lopez, Alan D.
dc.contributor.author Tomijima, Niels
dc.contributor.author Krug, Etienne
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-16T21:53:01Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Murray, Christopher J. L., Gary King, Alan D. Lopez, Niels Tomijima, and Etienne G. Krug. 2002. Armed conflict as a public health problem. British Medical Journal 324(7333): 346-349. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0959-8138 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4313310
dc.description.abstract Armed conflict between warring states and groups within states have been major causes of ill health and mortality for most of human history. Conflict obviously causes deaths and injuries on the battlefield, but also health consequences from the displacement of populations, the breakdown of health and social services, and the heightened risk of disease transmission. Despite the size of the health consequences, mili­tary conflict has not received the same attention from public health research and policy as many other causes of illness and death. In contrast, political scientists have long studied the causes of war but have primarily been interested in the decision of elite groups to go to war, not in human death and misery. We review the limited knowledge on the health consequences of conflict, suggest ways to improve measurement, and discuss the potential for risk assess­ ment and for preventing and ameliorating the consequences of conflict. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Government en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher British Medical Association en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1136/bmj.324.7333.346 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://gking.harvard.edu/files/armedph.pdf en_US
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dc.title Armed Conflict as a Public Health Problem en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal British Medical Journal en_US
dash.depositing.author King, Gary
dc.date.available 2010-07-16T21:53:01Z

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