Drowning Mortality and Morbidity Rates in Children and Adolescents 0-19yrs: A Population-Based Study in Queensland, Australia

@inproceedings{Wallis2015DrowningMA,
  title={Drowning Mortality and Morbidity Rates in Children and Adolescents 0-19yrs: A Population-Based Study in Queensland, Australia},
  author={Belinda A. Wallis and Kerrianne Watt and Richard C Franklin and James W. Nixon and Roy M. Kimble},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVE To redress the lack of Queensland population incidence mortality and morbidity data associated with drowning in those aged 0-19 yrs, and to understand survival and patient care. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Retrospective population-based study used data linkage to capture both fatal and non-fatal drowning cases (N = 1299) among children aged 0-19 years in Queensland, from 2002-2008 inclusive. Patient data were accessed from pre-hospital, emergency department, hospital admission… CONTINUE READING
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