Child Abuse

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

Don’t forget we have a giveaway going on through May 25th!

The CDC has just released a new publication for all of my peds colleagues out there: Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: Recommended Definitions for Public Health Surveillance and Research (PDF). Aside from the succinct overview of the problem and accompanying references that always are useful to have close by, it has quite a bit of information on appropriate ICD-9 coding that should be helpful to some of you manager and data collection types:)

Description from the site:

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: Recommended Definitions for Public Health Surveillance and Research was developed to improve the quality and consistency of data on abusive head trauma in children.  The publication provides a definition of abusive head trauma and presents recommended data elements for use by individuals and organizations. The document is designed to aid in the collection of surveillance data and is intended to promote and improve consistency of abusive head trauma surveillance for public health purposes. The definitions and data elements are based on International Classification of Diseases diagnosis and external-cause-of-injury codes.

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