[Recreational diving accidents in Sweden]

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Source
Lakartidningen. 2004 Feb 26;101(9):774-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-26-2004
Author
Hans Ornhagen
Mats Hagberg
Author Affiliation
Institutionen för försvarsmedicin, Karolinska institutet, Stockholm. hans.ornhagen@foi.se
Source
Lakartidningen. 2004 Feb 26;101(9):774-9
Date
Feb-26-2004
Language
Swedish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Athletic Injuries - epidemiology - etiology - mortality
Barotrauma - epidemiology - etiology
Decompression Sickness - epidemiology - etiology
Diving - injuries - statistics & numerical data
English Abstract
Humans
Risk factors
Sweden - epidemiology
Abstract
Even if recreational diving is gradually becoming safer, the 2-6 fatalities each year is the most serious problem in recreational diving. Human factors are behind 75% of the fatalities and medical problems seldom cause fatalities. On average 40 recreational divers are treated with recompression each year. Signs and symptoms are in general mild and only few sequelas are seen. The number of traumas to ear/balance organs, sinuses, lungs etc are difficult to estimate but these are most likely not a large part of all patients in the health care. It is currently difficult to estimate the risks in recreational diving since there is no exact information on the number of dives that are performed each year.
PubMed ID
15045841 View in PubMed
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