HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOLLOWING CHILDHOOD ACCIDENTS

This study comprises 260 children aged less than or equal to 13 yr hospitalized following accidents during a 9-mo period for a total of 923 hospital days. The ratio of boys to girls was 1.8:1. There were 21 road accidents and 104 accidents in the home; 75.4% of the accidents took place after school hours. Half of the admissions were for head trauma; 96 injuries were serious; and 78 patients required general anesthesia. In 67 families, there had been at least one previous childhood accident requiring hospitalization of the cohort child or a sibling; factors in this group may have been the child's temperament or tension in the home.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Israel Medical Association

    Box 1435
    Jerusalem,   Israel 
  • Authors:
    • Attias, D
    • Tal, Y
    • Winter, S T
    • Jaffe, M
  • Publication Date: 1982-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 142
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM