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Current Pediatric Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3963
ISSN (Online): 1875-6336

Review Article

Predictable and Preventable: Historical and Current Efforts to Improve Child Injury Prevention

Author(s): Karen E. Forward* and Eman Loubani

Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018

Page: [48 - 51] Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/1573396313666171010111722

Price: $65


Background: Childhood injuries are a global epidemic. Accidents resulting in childhood injury and death were first identified as a concern over a century ago. However, “accidents” leading to injury were not recognized as being predictable and preventable until more recently.

Objectives: To describe the worldwide epidemic of childhood injuries, and look at international successes in the field of injury prevention.

Methods: Literature pertaining to injury prevention was reviewed to describe the history of childhood injury prevention, guiding principles of injury prevention, successful strategies for prevention, and future directions.

Result and Conclusion: Through surveillance, evidence-based injury prevention initiatives, and multi-disciplinary collaboration, we anticipate further reduction in childhood injuries.

Keywords: Injury prevention, history, child, surveillance, strategies, accidents.

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