A study from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Childrens Research Institute
A study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Childrens Research Institute concludes that the risk of death for injured children is significantly lower when care is provided in pediatric trauma centers than in non–pediatric centers. Childrens Research Institute is part of the Childrens Hospital and Health System. The study on "Outcomes and Delivery of Care in Pediatric Injury" is published in the January 2006 Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
"Because of their unique physiology, children have particular needs and present challenges to predominantly adult-oriented trauma care delivery systems. There appears to be substantial room for improvement in current pediatric trauma triage systems, and this study suggests that we can save more childrens lives," according to lead researcher John C. Densmore, M.D., a resident in the department of surgery at the Medical College.
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