Author
Abstract
Emergency Departments are important sites for injury surveillance but the quality of data collected has not been evaluated. This prospective cohort study assessed the ability of various respondents to provide circumstantial information following pediatric bicyclist trauma. A semi-structured survey tool was administered in the Emergency Department of a Level One Pediatric Trauma Center for 448 child bicyclists. The injured child provided more complete information when compared to witnesses and Emergency Medical Services personnel. No one respondent type provided the complete history. To obtain thorough injury circumstantial information, multiple respondents should be interviewed utilizing a semi-structured questionnaire.
Year of Publication
2000
Journal
Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med
Volume
44
Number of Pages
459-69
Date Published
2000
ISSN Number
1540-0360
Alternate Journal
Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med
PMID
11558101