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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Current opinion in pediatrics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health