Child abuse fatalities: are we missing opportunities for intervention?

  title={Child abuse fatalities: are we missing opportunities for intervention?},
  author={Wendalyn K King and Eric L Kiesel and Harold Simon},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  volume={22 4},
OBJECTIVE Child abuse is a leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality and often goes unrecognized until severe injury or death has occurred. This study describes a cohort of fatally abused children and explores contacts with the health care community, which may represent missed opportunities for recognition and intervention. METHODS Homicide deaths in children younger than 10 years were identified through medical examiners' records from a 4-county area from 1999 to 2002. Medical… CONTINUE READING


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