The Economic Burden of Road Traffic Accidents in Iran: The Time to Sound the Alarm


Trauma Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran



Over the past half century, as a result of urbanization,
overpopulation, and industrialization, the rapid development
of comprehensive road transportation has been resulted.
Increasing motorized traffic and following that, road traffic
accidents (RTAs) were one of the undisputed results of such
process. Hence, the casualties and financial and psychological
losses caused by RTAs have become one of the most important
challenges of human societies. It is common practice to
assess the burden of RTAs in terms of disability‑adjusted
life years (DALYs).


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