The impact of disparities in pediatric trauma on injury-prevention initiatives

Mary E. Fallat, Julia Costich, Susan Pollack

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Despite the reduction in morbidity and mortality from childhood injury in the last two decades, we must not be complacent about this success. The reality is that there are many areas where injury prevention initiatives have had little impact, and these deserve further scrutiny and program development. Better-informed and more focused injury prevention strategies must be developed for children at greatest risk. The critical interactions of social class, race and ethnicity, language proficiency, cultural background, environment, and access to health care are all essential components that must be analyzed and understood to if we are to develop effective interventions for the most vulnerable children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-454
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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