Characteristics of non-fatal abusive head trauma among children in the USA, 2003--2008: application of the CDC operational case definition to national hospital inpatient data.

@article{Parks2012CharacteristicsON,
  title={Characteristics of non-fatal abusive head trauma among children in the USA, 2003--2008: application of the CDC operational case definition to national hospital inpatient data.},
  author={Sharyn E. Parks and David E. Sugerman and Likang Xu and Victor G. Coronado},
  journal={Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={392-8}
}
OBJECTIVE An International Classification of Diseases code-based case definition for non-fatal abusive head trauma (AHT) in children <5 years of age was developed in March 2008 by an expert panel convened at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This study presents an application of the CDC recommended operational case definition of AHT to US hospital inpatient data to characterise the AHT hospitalisation rate for children <5 years of age. METHODS Nationwide Inpatient Sample… CONTINUE READING