- Various factors can influence the likelihood that a patient will get injured
- Age and developmental stage: elderly as well patients that may physically be older, but mentally younger
- Lifestyle: do they use seat belts? Do they drive impaired (alcohol, texting/using their smartphone?) Do they use drugs recreationally? Do they own guns?
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style="font-weight: 400;">Mental status: confusion, meds or recreational drugs that influence level of alertness and decision-making capabilities