Pediatric window falls: not just a problem for children in high rises.

@article{Vish2005PediatricWF,
  title={Pediatric window falls: not just a problem for children in high rises.},
  author={Nancy Vish and Elizabeth C. Powell and Dana L Wiltsek and Kyle M. Sheehan},
  journal={Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={300-3}
}
BACKGROUND Window falls are a frequent cause of injury (15/100,000) among Chicago preschool children. In Boston and New York, public health efforts have successfully decreased window fall injuries. Local data are needed to develop appropriate interventions for Chicago. OBJECTIVE To describe the housing characteristics and types of injuries among children who fell from windows treated in a Chicago pediatric trauma center. METHODS Children treated in a pediatric trauma center for injuries… CONTINUE READING

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