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Peds ortho trauma a national crisis

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Dan S Chan, David A Podeszwa, Debra Brown, Adam J Starr
BACKGROUND: Trauma continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children. There is a perception among pediatric orthopaedists that the volume of pediatric orthopaedic trauma care is increasing. We hypothesized that the change in trauma volume was greater than the local and regional population change. METHODS: This retrospective analysis (1996 to 2006) of our institution's trauma registry analyzed changes in general trauma and orthopaedic trauma admissions, surgical volumes, patient and population demographics, and hospital reimbursement...
September 2009: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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