Black children experience worse clinical and functional outcomes after traumatic brain injury: an analysis of the National Pediatric Trauma Registry.

@article{Haider2007BlackCE,
  title={Black children experience worse clinical and functional outcomes after traumatic brain injury: an analysis of the National Pediatric Trauma Registry.},
  author={Adil Haider and David Thomas Efron and Elliott R Haut and Stephen Dirusso and Thomas Adam Sullivan and Edward E. Iii Cornwell},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={
          1259-62; discussion 1262-3
        }
}
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest racial disparities in the treatment and outcomes of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study aims to identify race-based clinical and functional outcome differences among pediatric TBI patients in a national database. METHODS A total of 41,122 patients (ages 2-16 years) who were included in the National Pediatric Trauma Registry (from 1996-2001) were studied. TBI was categorized by Relative Head Injury Severity Score (RHISS) and patients with… CONTINUE READING
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