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PINHEIRO, Paulo. Violence in Rio as seen from the emergency ward. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1994, vol.10, suppl.1, pp.S223-S225. ISSN 1678-4464.

This study is intended to demonstrate the increase in bodily injuries that are currently being observed in a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro. As director of an emergency ward, I have observed a steady change in the type of hospital care provided, a phenonmenon which I ascribe to the increase in criminality engulfing the community of Rio de Janeiro.

Keywords : Emergency Hospital; External Causes; Violence; Public Health.

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