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The Medical Cost of Abusive Head Trauma in the United States

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Please find below an article summary featured in the July 11, 2014 edition of the Children’s Safety Network eNewsletter pertaining to TBI:
 
Children’s Safety Network eNewsletter
 
CSN Article Highlight:

The Medical Cost of Abusive Head Trauma in the United States
Pediatrics
 
OBJECTIVES: Health consequences of shaken baby syndrome, or pediatric abusive head trauma (AHT), can be severe and long-lasting. We aimed to estimate the multiyear medical cost attributable to AHT.
 
METHODS: Using Truven Health MarketScan data, 2003–2011, we identified children 0 to 4 years old with commercial or Medicaid insurance and AHT diagnoses. We used exact case–control matching based on demographic and insurance characteristics such as age and health plan type to compare medical care between patients with and without AHT diagnoses. Using regression models, we assessed service use (ie, average annual number of inpatient visits per patient) and inpatient, outpatient (including emergency department)…

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