Dog Bites in the United States from 1971 to 2018: A Systematic Review of the Peer-Reviewed Literature

  title={Dog Bites in the United States from 1971 to 2018: A Systematic Review of the Peer-Reviewed Literature},
  author={Chad M. Bailey and Katharine M. Hinchcliff and Zachary Moore and Lee Li-Qun Pu},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
  pages={1166 - 1176}
Background: Surgical specialists in plastic, head and neck, hand, trauma surgery, and emergency medicine physicians bear the burden of treating the most serious injuries caused by animals. Most of these incidents result from an attack by a known dog, and breed has been proposed, but not proven, to be a controllable factor. The authors summarize the peer-reviewed literature on dog bites in the United States, specifically as related to the breeds implicated. Methods: A systematic review of all… Expand


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