Patient and injury characteristics, mortality risk, and length of stay related to child abuse by burning: evidence from a national sample of 15,802 pediatric admissions.

@article{Thombs2008PatientAI,
  title={Patient and injury characteristics, mortality risk, and length of stay related to child abuse by burning: evidence from a national sample of 15,802 pediatric admissions.},
  author={Brett D Thombs},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={247 3},
  pages={519-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To report demographic and injury characteristics of children admitted to burn centers with injuries from suspected child abuse and to assess mortality risk and length of stay compared with patients whose injuries were labeled accidental. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Little is known about the association between burn injuries from suspected child abuse, mortality, and length of hospitalization. METHODS Records from 15,802 pediatric admissions (909 with suspected abuse) to 70 burn… CONTINUE READING

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