Observation for isolated traumatic skull fractures in the pediatric population: unnecessary and costly.


BACKGROUND Blunt head trauma accounts for a majority of pediatric trauma admissions. There is a growing subset of these patients with isolated skull fractures, but little evidence guiding their management. We hypothesized that inpatient neurological observation for pediatric patients with isolated skull fractures and normal neurological examinations is… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.08.064


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