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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Chen C, Peng J, Sribnick EA
Trend of age-adjusted rates of pediatric traumatic brain injury in U.S. emergency departments from 2006 to 2013.
The objective of this study was to use the 2006(-)2013 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) database to describe trends of age-adjusted rates of pediatric traumatic brain injuries (TBI) treated in U.S. emergency departments. The investigators found that the overall age-adjusted rates of pediatric TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits increased from 2006 to 2013, which was largely caused by pediatric mild TBIs, especially unspecified injury to the head (ICD-9-CM code 959.01) and concussion.
Citation: Chen C, Peng J, Sribnick EA . Trend of age-adjusted rates of pediatric traumatic brain injury in U.S. emergency departments from 2006 to 2013. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 Jun 5;15(6). doi: 10.3390/ijerph15061171..
Keywords: Brain Injury, Children/Adolescents, Emergency Department, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Trauma
Flottemesch TJ, Raetzman S, Heslin KC
AHRQ Author: Heslin KC
Age-related disparities in trauma center access for severe head injuries following the release of the updated field triage guidelines.
Reflecting perceived undertriage to trauma centers (TCs) for older adults, the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma and the Center for Disease Control revised field triage guidelines in 2011 with additional emphasis on direct transport to a Level I or II trauma center. Researchers examined whether age-based disparities in TC care for severe head injury decreased. Although patterns of increased TC treatment for all groups with severe head trauma indicate improvements, age-based disparities persisted.
AHRQ-authored; AHRQ-funded; 290201300002C.
Citation: Flottemesch TJ, Raetzman S, Heslin KC . Age-related disparities in trauma center access for severe head injuries following the release of the updated field triage guidelines. Acad Emerg Med 2016 Apr;24(4):447-57. doi: 10.1111/acem.13150.
Keywords: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Disparities, Elderly, Brain Injury, Emergency Medical Services (EMS)