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]]>@Wipa: I think that trauma could be modeled as a Poisson process, particularly if one is modeling the number of people who enter a trauma center at a hospital. Trauma from a car accident likely occurs independently from trauma from falling off a roof across time. Mass trauma events (e.g., IED blasts in public places) would violate the Poisson process assumptions (although it perhaps could be modeled as a compound Poisson process).

@drmorr: There is plenty to freak out about! I hope to record a podcast about irrational fears. Stay tuned.

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