Management of Pediatric Trauma

@article{Krug2008ManagementOP,
  title={Management of Pediatric Trauma},
  author={S. Krug and D. Tuggle},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={121},
  pages={849 - 854}
}
Injury is the number 1 killer of children in the United States. In 2004, injury accounted for 59.5% of all deaths in children younger than 18 years. The financial burden to society of children who survive childhood injury with disability continues to be enormous. The entire process of managing childhood injury is complex and varies by region. Only the comprehensive cooperation of a broadly diverse group of people will have a significant effect on improving the care and outcome of injured… Expand
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