Paediatric and adolescent horse‐related injuries: Does the mechanism of injury justify a trauma response?

@article{Craven2008PaediatricAA,
  title={Paediatric and adolescent horse‐related injuries: Does the mechanism of injury justify a trauma response?},
  author={John A Craven},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Australasia},
  year={2008},
  volume={20}
}
  • J. Craven
  • Published 1 August 2008
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Australasia
Objective:  To identify the frequency, variety and disposition of horse‐related injury presentations to the ED and to use this information to evaluate the existing institutional trauma team activation criteria following horse‐related injuries. 
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