• Structural Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse in Trauma: Social Determinants of Health at the Population Level

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Child physical abuse presents significant morbidity and mortality to the pediatric population. Rates of physical abuse admissions, confirmed physical abuse, and violent deaths have not decreased since the mid-1990s despite the increased focus on child protection. Children with physical abuse present with worse outcome measures (higher injury severity score, longer intensive care unit stay, and mortality) than patients with accidental traumas. Thus, it is imperative for healthcare providers to recognize risk factors in the cause of CPA especially as mortality is significantly higher in...
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