Morag Mackay

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BACKGROUND Shaken baby syndrome is an extremely serious form of abusive head trauma, the extent of which is unknown in Canada. Our objective was to describe, from a national perspective, the clinical characteristics and outcome of children admitted to hospital with shaken baby syndrome. METHODS We performed a retrospective chart review, for the years(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of cancer registration data in Scotland following a major re-organisation of the Scottish Cancer Registry. From a random sample of 3500 primary cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers and death certificate only (DCO) registrations) diagnosed between April and September 1997, 3175 (90.7%) had medical(More)
BACKGROUND Injuries are the leading cause of death among Canadian children and are responsible for a substantial proportion of hospitalizations and emergency department visits. This investigation sought to identify the factors associated with the likelihood of sustaining an injury at school among Ottawa-area children. METHODS Children presenting to(More)
BACKGROUND Child abuse and neglect (CAN) represents an international public health and societal problem, the extent and nature of which are inadequately understood. Child and youth protection programs (CYPPs), based in 16 Canadian paediatric academic health science centres, identify, manage, treat and prevent cases of CAN. OBJECTIVES To ascertain the(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the incidence, clinical features, and demographic profile of head injury secondary to suspected child maltreatment (abuse or neglect) in Canada to help inform the development and evaluation of prevention programs for abusive head injuries. METHODS From March 1, 2005 to February 28, 2008, an average of 2,545 paediatricians(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this paper is to present the Child Safety Reference Frameworks (CSRF), a policy advice tool that places evidence-based child safety interventions, applicable at the sub-national level, into a framework resembling the Haddon Matrix. METHOD The CSRF is based on work done in previous EU funded projects, which we have adapted to the(More)
Background Injury to children in Europe, resulting in both death and disability, constitutes a significant burden on individuals, families and society. Inequalities between high and low-income countries are growing. The World Health Organisation Health 2020 strategy calls for inter-sectoral collaboration to address injury in Europe and advocates the whole(More)
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