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Pediatr Clin North Am. 1993 Dec;40(6):1359-68.

Pediatric trauma. Prevention strategies.

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Department of Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York.


Injury is the most important threat to the health of children in the United States and the leading cause of death after the first year of life. Injuries must be viewed as diseases that can be prevented by using principles of epidemiology, engineering, biomechanics, and health education. Effective preventative strategies coupled with improvements in access and delivery of pediatric trauma care can reduce the tremendous toll on children.

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