Who can give a pediatric trauma history for children injured in bicycle crashes?

F. K. Winston*, J. Posner, E. Alpern, C. M. Vivarelli, P. R. Gallagher, K. N. Shaw, A. Cnaan

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Abstract

Emergency Departments are important sites for injury surveillance but the quality of data collected has not been evaluated. This prospective cohort study assessed the ability of various respondents to provide circumstantial information following pediatric bicyclist trauma. A semi-structured survey tool was administered in the Emergency Department of a Level One Pediatric Trauma Center for 448 child bicyclists. The injured child provided more complete information when compared to witnesses and Emergency Medical Services personnel. No one respondent type provided the complete history. To obtain thorough injury circumstantial information, multiple respondents should be interviewed utilizing a semi-structured questionnaire.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-469
Number of pages11
JournalAnnual proceedings / Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
Volume44
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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