Childhood injury and emergency medical services for children

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Abstract

Injury is the leading cause of death in children in the United States, and it is a leading reason for children to need emergent medical attention. The care of injured and ill children can best be coordinated through a comprehensive system of Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMS-C). This article reviews childhood injury epidemiology, details the history and components of EMS-C systems, and discusses areas for improvement of and individual involvement in EMS-C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-323
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in pediatrics
Volume6
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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