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Home Wellness Research Injury (Including Motor Vehicle) Falls: Leading Cause of Childhood Injury

Falls: Leading Cause of Childhood Injury

Monday, 03 November 2008 15:23
The American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention has issued a research-based policy statement highlighting falls as the number one cause of childhood injuries. Because all of these injuries are preventable, the report urges health-care providers to work with parents and community leaders to implement preventive strategies, many of which are outlined in the review.

American Academy of Pediatrics: Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention.  Falls From Heights: Windows, Roofs, and Balconies Pediatrics 2001;  107 (5):  1188-1191