Evaluation of intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with injury rates and patterns among recreational skiers and snowboarders at a Colorado ski resort
Over 10 million people participate in skiing and snowboarding in the United States (U.S.), including 500,000 Colorado residents. Accordingly, an estimated 600,000 patients with skiing- or snowboarding-related injuries are treated in physicians’ offices, emergency departments, and hospitals annually. These injuries are often severe, as measured by severity scores and long-term sequalae, and have significant associated personal and societal financial costs. While prior studies have shown the most effective approaches for injury prevention are multifactorial, little research has been conducted on ...
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