Measuring the frequency of "severe" accidental injury in childhood.

  title={Measuring the frequency of "severe" accidental injury in childhood.},
  author={S S Walsh and Stephen N Jarvis},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  volume={46 1},
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim was to improve the epidemiological information concerning child accidental injuries which can be extracted from routine inpatient and coroners' inquest data. DESIGN This was a retrospective study of coroners' inquest reports and inpatient case notes to undertake objective severity scaling and to extract basic data. This material was related to denominators from OPCS mid-year population estimates, to 1981 census ward populations, and to sociodemographic data collected… CONTINUE READING


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