Incidence of pediatric traumatic brain injury and associated hospital resource utilization in the United States.

@article{Schneier2006IncidenceOP,
  title={Incidence of pediatric traumatic brain injury and associated hospital resource utilization in the United States.},
  author={Andrew J Schneier and B. Shields and Sarah Grim Hostetler and Huiyun Xiang and Gary A. Smith},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 2},
  pages={483-92}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal was to examine the influence of sociodemographic characteristics and health care system factors on the utilization of hospital resources by US children < or = 17 years of age with a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury. METHODS A retrospective analysis of data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database, from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2000, was performed. National estimates of traumatic brain injury-associated hospitalization rates and… CONTINUE READING

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