Year: 1997 Source: Injury Prevention, v.3, no.3, (September 1997), p.162-164 SIEC No: 19980757

This article disagrees with a paper by Kendrick & Marsh that claims that a universal approach to injury prevention is better than one targeted at high-risk groups. The difficulties of measuring risk are mentioned. Even though evidence suggests that intervention decreases rate of injury more significantly in low-risk than high-risk individuals, many economic & social factors are neglected in these studies. Examples of areas in which the universal approach is deficient are provided. (7 refs.)