Head injury secondary to suspected child maltreatment: results of a prospective Canadian national surveillance program.

OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the incidence, clinical features, and demographic profile of head injury secondary to suspected child maltreatment (abuse or neglect) in Canada to help inform the development and evaluation of prevention programs for abusive head injuries. METHODS From March 1, 2005 to February 28, 2008, an average of 2,545 paediatricians… CONTINUE READING