Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine

Special Communication
SJEMed. 2022; 3(1): 001-004

Pursuing Health Sector Transformation Plan, Saudi Vision 2030: Establishing a Trauma Epidemiology Center to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Yousef M. Alsofayan, Ahmad M. Alkhorisi, Suliman A. Alghnam, Hani A. Almalki, Majed D. Alsaihani, Monerah A. Almazroa, Abdullah K. Alharbi, Fahad S. Alhajjaj, Jalal M. Alowais.

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Abstract

The burden of road traffic injuries (RTIs) continues to impact healthcare systems, with considerable economic losses worldwide. Risk factors associated with RTIs include young age, male sex, speeding, driving under the influence, non-use of seatbelts, unsafe road infrastructure, unsafe vehicles, diminished post-crash care, and inadequate traffic law enforcement. The rate of RTIs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has increased with more than 25,000 injuries and approximately 13.2 deaths per 100,000 population in 2020. In line with the KSA 2030 vision, a new trauma epidemiology center was established by the Saudi Red Crescent Authority, the national provider of prehospital services in KSA. It aims to reinforce traffic safety by identifying high-risk groups, providing updated traffic safety-related scientific materials, and reducing the mortality rate caused by vehicular crashes.

Keywords:   Road traffic injuries, traffic safety, trauma, trauma epidemiology, Saudi Arabia.


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Pursuing Health Sector Transformation Plan, Saudi Vision 2030: Establishing a Trauma Epidemiology Center to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Yousef M Alsofayan
Executive Directorate of Medical Affairs, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmad M Alkhorisi
Public Health Agency, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Suliman A Alghnam
Population Health, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Hani A Almalki
Preventive Medicine Administration, Ministry of Health, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Majed D Alsaihani
Department of Risk Management, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Monerah A Almazroa
Executive Directorate of Medical Affairs, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah K Alharbi
Executive Directorate of Operational Affairs, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Fahad S Alhajjaj
Department of Emergency Medicine, Unaizah, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Jalal M Alowais
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Yousef M. Alsofayan, Executive Directorate of Medical Affairs, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; y-m-alsofayan@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 18 Nov 2021
Accepted 20 Nov 2021
Published online 11 Dec 2021
Published in print 07 Mar 2022

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Alsofayan YM, Alkhorisi AM, Alghnam SA, Almalki HA, Alsaihani MD, Almazroa MA, Alharbi AK, Alhajjaj FS, Alowais JM. Pursuing Health Sector Transformation Plan, Saudi Vision 2030: Establishing a Trauma Epidemiology Center to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries in Saudi Arabia. SJEMed. 2022; 3(1): 001-004. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1637261303


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Alsofayan YM, Alkhorisi AM, Alghnam SA, Almalki HA, Alsaihani MD, Almazroa MA, Alharbi AK, Alhajjaj FS, Alowais JM. Pursuing Health Sector Transformation Plan, Saudi Vision 2030: Establishing a Trauma Epidemiology Center to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries in Saudi Arabia. https://www.sjemed.com/?mno=13655 [Access: July 02, 2022]. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1637261303


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Alsofayan YM, Alkhorisi AM, Alghnam SA, Almalki HA, Alsaihani MD, Almazroa MA, Alharbi AK, Alhajjaj FS, Alowais JM. Pursuing Health Sector Transformation Plan, Saudi Vision 2030: Establishing a Trauma Epidemiology Center to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries in Saudi Arabia. SJEMed. 2022; 3(1): 001-004. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1637261303


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alsofayan YM, Alkhorisi AM, Alghnam SA, Almalki HA, Alsaihani MD, Almazroa MA, Alharbi AK, Alhajjaj FS, Alowais JM. Pursuing Health Sector Transformation Plan, Saudi Vision 2030: Establishing a Trauma Epidemiology Center to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries in Saudi Arabia. SJEMed. (2022), [cited July 02, 2022]; 3(1): 001-004. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1637261303


Harvard Style

Alsofayan, Y. M., Alkhorisi, . A. M., Alghnam, . S. A., Almalki, . H. A., Alsaihani, . M. D., Almazroa, . M. A., Alharbi, . A. K., Alhajjaj, . F. S. & Alowais, . J. M. (2022) Pursuing Health Sector Transformation Plan, Saudi Vision 2030: Establishing a Trauma Epidemiology Center to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries in Saudi Arabia. SJEMed, 3 (1), 001-004. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1637261303


Turabian Style

Alsofayan, Yousef M., Ahmad M. Alkhorisi, Suliman A. Alghnam, Hani A. Almalki, Majed D. Alsaihani, Monerah A. Almazroa, Abdullah K. Alharbi, Fahad S. Alhajjaj, and Jalal M. Alowais. 2022. Pursuing Health Sector Transformation Plan, Saudi Vision 2030: Establishing a Trauma Epidemiology Center to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3 (1), 001-004. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1637261303


Chicago Style

Alsofayan, Yousef M., Ahmad M. Alkhorisi, Suliman A. Alghnam, Hani A. Almalki, Majed D. Alsaihani, Monerah A. Almazroa, Abdullah K. Alharbi, Fahad S. Alhajjaj, and Jalal M. Alowais. "Pursuing Health Sector Transformation Plan, Saudi Vision 2030: Establishing a Trauma Epidemiology Center to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries in Saudi Arabia." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 3 (2022), 001-004. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1637261303


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alsofayan, Yousef M., Ahmad M. Alkhorisi, Suliman A. Alghnam, Hani A. Almalki, Majed D. Alsaihani, Monerah A. Almazroa, Abdullah K. Alharbi, Fahad S. Alhajjaj, and Jalal M. Alowais. "Pursuing Health Sector Transformation Plan, Saudi Vision 2030: Establishing a Trauma Epidemiology Center to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries in Saudi Arabia." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 3.1 (2022), 001-004. Print. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1637261303


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alsofayan, Y. M., Alkhorisi, . A. M., Alghnam, . S. A., Almalki, . H. A., Alsaihani, . M. D., Almazroa, . M. A., Alharbi, . A. K., Alhajjaj, . F. S. & Alowais, . J. M. (2022) Pursuing Health Sector Transformation Plan, Saudi Vision 2030: Establishing a Trauma Epidemiology Center to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3 (1), 001-004. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1637261303


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