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If only we could do a better job at preventing brain injuries

Recently our data scientist Ed Foster produced a great paper for us on how many lives could be saved if we were able to level up our performance in the top ten causes of death to certain benchmark countries in the OECD. It is astonishing: up to about 2,500 early deaths could be prevented each year - and the knowledge to enable that is already available and being used in practice in countries like ours. 

But this article really caught my attention. How much crime do you think may be related to mental problems associated with brain injuries? It turns out - quite a lot. Imagine how much misery could be prevented, from mere theft to violent assaults, if we could just prevent more brain injuries from happening, or treat them better when they do. 


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