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Myers SR, Branas CC, French B
A national analysis of pediatric trauma care utilization and outcomes in the United States.
The goal of this study was to provide the first national description of the proportion of injured children treated at pediatric trauma centers, and to clarify the presumed benefit of pediatric trauma center verification by comparing injury mortality across hospital types. The study used data from the 2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids Inpatient Database combined with national trauma center inventories. The results of the study may provide evidence that treatment of injured children at verified pediatric trauma centers may improve outcomes.
AHRQ-funded; HS017960; HS018604.
Citation: Myers SR, Branas CC, French B . A national analysis of pediatric trauma care utilization and outcomes in the United States. Pediatr Emerg Care 2019 Jan;35(1):1-7. doi: 10.1097/pec.0000000000000902..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Healthcare Utilization, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Injuries and Wounds, Outcomes, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Trauma