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The risks of injury in public ice skating.
  1. P J Radford,
  2. D M Williamson,
  3. I M Lowdon
  1. Accident Service, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford.


    A prospective survey has been made of the injuries to members of the public attending a well established ice rink in a major city. Comparison is made with series in the literature reporting high levels of injuries, with corresponding demands on local hospital services, from newly established ice rinks. The main conclusion is that demands on hospital services have been markedly reduced for the well established rink, with corresponding savings in health service resources.

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