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Pediatrics. 2019 Mar 15. pii: e20190850. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0850. [Epub ahead of print]

Prevention of Drowning.


Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in children. In 2017, drowning claimed the lives of almost 1000 US children younger than 20 years. A number of strategies are available to prevent these tragedies. As educators and advocates, pediatricians can play an important role in the prevention of drowning.


Conflict of interest statement

POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Dr Quan has provided expert witness testimony in a drowning case in 2018; the other authors have indicated they have no potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

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