Traumatic injury and children: a national assessment.

  title={Traumatic injury and children: a national assessment.},
  author={Karen S Guice and Laura D. Cassidy and K. Oldham},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={63 6 Suppl},
  pages={S68-80; discussion S81-6}
Before beginning a study of trauma care for children, it is necessary to understand contemporary injury patterns of children, specifically the volume and types of injury, injury severity, and institutions where children are hospitalized for trauma. This article was designed to address these issues using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) 2003 that contains over 7 million discharge records from hospitalized children in the United States. Our… CONTINUE READING