A statewide survey was conducted of all hospitals in Illinois with a newborn service to determine what methods, if any, were being used to encourage child restraint use for newborns upon discharge. Types of activities were graded as follows: none, passive, active, and aggressive. Eighty-two percent of hospitals in Illinois have some program to encourage child passenger safety; 18% have no activities. However, only 8% of hospitals have a program which could be characterized as aggressive. No consistent pattern of methods emerged. As a result of this survey, a protocol has been developed which will be sent to Illinois hospitals detailing and encouraging an aggressive hospital based child passenger safety program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

    P.O. Box 222
    Morton Grove, IL  United States  60053
  • Authors:
    • Gardner, H G
    • SHELDON, S H
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 35-36
  • Serial:
    • AAAM Quarterly Journal
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Assoc for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 132
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM