Patricia G Schnitzer

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BACKGROUND Determining a community's health care access needs and testing interventions to improve access are difficult. This challenge is compounded by the task of translating the relevant data into a format that is clear and persuasive to policymakers and funding agencies. Geographic information systems can analyze and transform complex data from various(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the role of household composition as an independent risk factor for fatal inflicted injuries among young children and describe perpetrator characteristics. DESIGN, SETTING, AND POPULATION A population-based, case-control study of all children < 5 years of age who died in Missouri between January 1, 1992, and December 31, 1999.(More)
OBJECTIVES The International Classification of Disease (ICD) external cause of injury E-codes do not sufficiently identify injury circumstances amenable to prevention. The researchers developed an alternative classification system (B-codes) that incorporates behavioral and environmental factors, for use in childhood injury research, and compare the two(More)
OBJECTIVES Standardized evaluation tools have been shown to reduce variability in care. The objective of this study was to develop a clinically oriented evaluation tool for the rapid assessment of the adequacy of supervision of a young child. METHODS The Rapid Assessment of Supervision Scale (RASS) was developed via a 3-step process: (1) a modified Delphi(More)
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