Falls from windows and balconies have long been recognized as a health hazard facing children in large, eastern cities.
No study has explored this problem in western and sunbelt states.
A retrospective chart review of children admitted to a large, west coast hospital for injuries sustained secondary to a fall from a building was conducted.
The health care costs for injuries secondary to falls were estimated by reviewing Los Angeles County hospital discharge data over a 3-year period.
Representative cities in western and sunbelt states were surveyed about their building code regulations for windows and balconies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident corporel, Chute, Traumatisme, Fenêtre, Balcon, Enfant, Homme, Morbidité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Aspect économique, Etude statistique, Rétrospective, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Personal injury, Fall, Trauma, Windows, Balcony, Child, Human, Morbidity, United States, North America, America, Economic aspect, Statistical study, Retrospective, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0547850
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.