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Citation

Durbin DR, Schwarz DF, Localio AR, MacKenzie EJ. Am. J. Public Health 2000; 90(11): 1782-1784.

Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pa., USA. ddurbin@cceb.med.upenn.edu

Copyright

(Copyright © 2000, American Public Health Association)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

11076251

PMCID

PMC1446408

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study analyzed short-term trends in pediatric injury hospitalizations. METHODS: We used a population-based retrospective cohort design to study all children 15 years or younger who were admitted to all acute care hospitals in Pennsylvania with traumatic injuries between 1991 and 1995. RESULTS: Injuries accounted for 9% of all acute hospitalizations for children. Between 1991 and 1995, admissions of children with minor injuries decreased by 29% (P < .001). However, admissions for children with moderate (P = .69) or serious (P = .41) injuries did not change. CONCLUSIONS: Significant declines in pediatric admissions for minor injuries were noted and may reflect both real reductions in injury incidence and changes in admission practices over the period of the study.

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