Pediatric Trauma Overview

CHAPTER 38


Pediatric Trauma Overview


Pediatric trauma is the leading cause of death and disability in children in the United States.


Annually, 22 million children in the United States require treatment of traumatic injuries, resulting in 6 million hospitalizations, 16 million outpatient care visits, more than 100,000 permanent disabilities, and 15,000 deaths.


There is lower mortality among children compared with adult trauma, but children are at greater risk of functional impairment and disability.


The pediatric trauma rate in the United States is among the highest in the world.


Direct costs of US pediatric injuries exceed $8 billion per year.


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Mar 12, 2022 | Posted by in ORTHOPEDIC | Comments Off on Pediatric Trauma Overview
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