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dc.contributor.authorKunz, Sebastian Niko
dc.contributor.authorBingert, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-27T13:29:59Z
dc.date.available2018-03-27T13:29:59Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.citationForeign citizen mortality in Iceland January 2006 - December 2016., 18:36-40 Travel Med Infect Disen
dc.identifier.issn1873-0442
dc.identifier.pmid28342827
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tmaid.2017.03.011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/620525
dc.descriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article click on the hyperlink belowen
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, tourism has become the number one account for foreign exchange income in Iceland, overtaking the fisheries industry and aluminium production. The rise of tourism has strongly affected Icelandic society in various sectors. With the increase of tourists visiting Iceland, the number of foreign citizens that died and were autopsied also rose.
dc.description.abstractData were collected from the Department of Forensic Pathology at Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik for the period January 2006 - December 2016.
dc.description.abstractDuring this time there were 109 autopsies performed on foreign citizens of which 58 died from natural causes, 49 were injury deaths and in 2 cases no certain cause of death could be determined. Most represented were citizens from North America, United Kingdom and Germany (each 11%). The main causes of death were cardiovascular events (41%) followed by unintentional injuries (34%).
dc.description.abstractThe research at hand shows the significant influence of tourism on Forensic Medicine and provides an update on deaths of overseas travellers. Furthermore this study points out variable risks of travel-related injuries and deaths in Iceland.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier Science Ltd.en
dc.relation.urlhttps://ac.els-cdn.com/S147789391730042X/1-s2.0-S147789391730042X-main.pdf?_tid=873f6f32-6736-4d00-91ea-de0d10e8fa2b&acdnat=1522157316_2952f896b0f80c60093297e5bd8ab624en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Travel medicine and infectious diseaseen
dc.subjectRéttarlæknisfræðien
dc.subjectDánarmeinen
dc.subjectDánartíðnien
dc.subjectFerðamennen
dc.subjectFOR12en
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen
dc.subject.meshAutopsyen
dc.subject.meshCause of Deathen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshInfanten
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen
dc.subject.meshInternationalityen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshTravelen
dc.subject.meshTravel Medicineen
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten
dc.titleForeign citizen mortality in Iceland January 2006 - December 2016.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.department1 ] Landspitali Univ Hosp Reykjavik, Forens Med Dept, Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 2 ] Carl Gustav Carus Tech Univ Dresden, Dresden, Germanyen
dc.identifier.journalTravel medicine and infectious diseaseen
dc.rights.accessNational Consortium - Landsaðganguren
dc.departmentcodeFOR12
html.description.abstractIn recent years, tourism has become the number one account for foreign exchange income in Iceland, overtaking the fisheries industry and aluminium production. The rise of tourism has strongly affected Icelandic society in various sectors. With the increase of tourists visiting Iceland, the number of foreign citizens that died and were autopsied also rose.
html.description.abstractData were collected from the Department of Forensic Pathology at Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik for the period January 2006 - December 2016.
html.description.abstractDuring this time there were 109 autopsies performed on foreign citizens of which 58 died from natural causes, 49 were injury deaths and in 2 cases no certain cause of death could be determined. Most represented were citizens from North America, United Kingdom and Germany (each 11%). The main causes of death were cardiovascular events (41%) followed by unintentional injuries (34%).
html.description.abstractThe research at hand shows the significant influence of tourism on Forensic Medicine and provides an update on deaths of overseas travellers. Furthermore this study points out variable risks of travel-related injuries and deaths in Iceland.


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