volume 3, issue 4, P307-309 1997
DOI: 10.1136/ip.3.4.307
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Abstract: AbstractAn analysis of a consecutive series of 66 swimming pool immersion accidents is presented; 74% of these occurred in inground swimming pools. The estimated accident rate per pool is fives times greater for in-ground pools compared with above-ground pools, where pools are inadequately fenced. Backyard swimming pools account for 74% of pool accidents. Motel and caravan park pools account for 90/o of childhood immersion accidents, but the survival rate (17%) is very low. Fifty per cent of pool accidents oc…

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