Annual report on health care for children and youth in the United States: focus on injury-related emergency department utilization and expenditures.

@article{Owens2008AnnualRO,
  title={Annual report on health care for children and youth in the United States: focus on injury-related emergency department utilization and expenditures.},
  author={Pamela L. Owens and Marc W. Zodet and Terceira A Berdahl and Denise Dougherty and Marie C McCormick and Lisa A. Simpson},
  journal={Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={219-240.e17}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine state differences in children's utilization of injury-related emergency department (ED) care across 14 states, benchmarking aggregate state estimates against national expenditure estimates for outpatient injury-related ED care. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed using the 2003 State Emergency Department Databases and State Inpatient Databases from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project and data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Pediatric ED… CONTINUE READING