Injury Rates from Children Falling Down Stairs Decrease

From MedPage Today:

Although stair-related injuries among young children have become less frequent, they are still a common source of injury in the U.S., researchers found.

Over a recent 10-year period, a child younger than 5 was treated in an emergency department for a stair-related injury every six minutes, on average, according to Gary Smith, MD, DrPH, of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and colleagues.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 707 other followers

%d bloggers like this: