Gun and Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries More Common in Low Income Children and Adolescents

[Rosemont, IL, September 1, 2014] Each year, a substantial number of children and adolescents with facial fractures are seen in hospital emergency departments (EDs). To date, most studies focusing on these patients have been restricted to regional hospital settings. “Emergency Department Visits With Facial Fractures Among Children and Adolescents: An Analysis of Profile and Predictors of Causes of Injuries,” an article in the September issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, details a recent multi-center study using national data of hospital-based ED visits for these injuries among children and adolescents. The study addresses the financial burden associated with such visits, identifies common types of facial fractures, and examines the role of patient-related demographic factors on their causes.

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