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Forging a poison prevention and control system

Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Poison Prevention and Control.
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : National government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A Poison Prevention and Control System recommends a future poison control system with a strong public health infrastructure, a national system of regional poison control centers, federal funding to support core poison control activities, and a national poison information system to track major poisoning epidemics and possible acts of bioterrorism. This framework provides a complete "system" that could offer the best  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Poison Prevention and Control.
ISBN: 0309091942 9780309091947
OCLC Number: 55055197
Description: xiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Toward a poison prevention and control system --
Current status and opportunities --
Magnitude of the problem --
Historical context of poison control --
Poison center activities, personnel, and quality assurance --
Current costs, funding, and organizational structures --
Data and surveillance --
Prevention and public education --
A public health system for poison prevention and control --
Conclusions and recommendations.
Other Titles: Poison prevention and control system
Responsibility: Committee on Poison Prevention and Control, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
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Poisoning is a far more serious health problem in the US than has generally been recognized. This book recommends a poison control system with a strong public health infrastructure, a national system  Read more...

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