Abstract| Volume 47, ISSUE 4, P502, October 2014

Teen Trauma Without the Drama: Outcomes of Adolescents Treated at Ohio Adult Versus Pediatric Trauma Centers

Walther AE, Pritts TA, Falcone RA, et al. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014;77:109–16; discussion 116.
      Unintentional injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for adolescents in the United States. The optimal treatment facility for adolescent trauma patients is unknown. This study investigated risk-adjusted outcomes of adolescents treated at adult-only trauma centers vs. pediatric-only trauma centers in Ohio state American College of Surgeons–verified institutions.
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