Management of pediatric trauma

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Injury is still the number 1 killer of children ages 1 to 18 years in the United States (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/children.htm). Children who sustain injuries with resulting disabilities incur significant costs not only for their health care but also for productivity lost to the economy. The families of children who survive childhood injury with disability face years of emotional and financial hardship, along with a significant societal burden. The entire process of managing childhood injury is enormously complex and varies by region. Only the comprehensive cooperation of a broadly diverse trauma team will have a significant effect on improving the care of injured children.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Pediatrics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Shook JE; Callahan JM; Chun TH; Conners GP; Conway EE; Dudley NC; Gross TK; Lane NE; Macias CG; Timm NL
  • Volume

  • 138
  • Issue

  • 2