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Child Abuse Injuries Increasing

Posted by Sandra On October - 6 - 2012

A national study found that serious injuries from child abuse appear to have risen modestly over the past decade or so, and suggested that downward trends in other studies of abuse may reflect reporting changes rather than real improvement. Hospitalization for abuse-related injury rose 4.9 percent overall among children 18 and under over the 12-year span from 1997 through 2009, wrote Dr. John Leventhal and Julie Gaither, both of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Children were increasingly likely to die from these injuries before discharge as well, they reported in the November issue of Pediatrics. Read this story on www.medpagetoday.comREAD MORE HERE










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