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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1987 Oct;57(4):525-535. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1987.tb03568.x.

Inflicted and noninflicted injuries: differences in child and familial characteristics.

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University of Maryland Medical School.
Connecticut College.
Harvard Medical School.


Clinicians involved in child protection work are frequently confronted with decisions as to whether a child's injury is inflicted or accidental. This study examines child, parental, familial, and environmental characteristics in a group of 25 abused children compared to a group of 90 children with accidents. Significant differences and commonalities are discussed.

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