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Citation

Conner KA, Williams LE, McKenzie LB, Shields BJ, Fernandez SA, Smith GA. J. Trauma 2010; 68(6): 1406-1412.

Affiliation

From the Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; and Pediatrics, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; and Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2010, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)

DOI

10.1097/TA.0b013e3181b28b05

PMID

20093987

Abstract

BACKGROUND:: The objective was to calculate national estimates of pedestrian-related hospitalizations and associated use of healthcare resources among children /=16. A traffic-related event was the cause of 92.7% of hospitalizations. Older age, higher injury severity, urban and Western hospital location, children's hospital type, and longer LOS were significantly associated with higher total hospital charges. Older age and higher injury severity were significantly associated with longer LOS. CONCLUSION:: Pediatric pedestrian injuries contribute substantially to the healthcare resource burden in the United States, accounting for approximately 45,000 days of hospitalization and >$290 million in inpatient charges annually.


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