Accidental injury to the preschool child

  • Meyer R
  • Roelofs H
  • Bluestone J
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Abstract

A group of preschool children admitted to the hospital with accidental injury during a twelve month period was studied intensively in home and hospital by a multidiscipline team. Methods were developed to classify injuries on the basis of etiology rather than description, and to analyze the association of child, family, and environmental factors with each injury. A variety of such associations was discovered, emphasizing the critical role of the relationship between the child and his human and physical environment in the accident syndrome.

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Authors

  • Roger J. Meyer

  • H. Ann Roelofs

  • Joanne Bluestone

  • Sandra Redmond

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