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Injured Children Have Higher Survival Rates at Pediatric Trauma Centers than at Adult Trauma Centers

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November 2, 2000
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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Injured children who receive care at trauma centers certified to treat children have better survival rates than children treated at adult trauma centers, according to a Pennsylvania study. The better outcomes may occur because the care is specifically tailored to children.

Philadelphia, Pa. — Injured children who receive care at trauma centers certified to treat children have better survival rates than children treated at adult trauma centers, according to a recent Pennsylvania study. The better outcomes, said the researchers, may occur because pediatric trauma centers provide care specifically tailored to children, rather than following medical practices designed for adults.


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