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A National Pediatric Emergency Medicine Perspective on Improving Education in Child Maltreatment Recognition and Reporting | Abstract
Emergency Medicine: Open Access

Emergency Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7548

Abstract

A National Pediatric Emergency Medicine Perspective on Improving Education in Child Maltreatment Recognition and Reporting

Akhila R Mandadi*, Kathleen Dully, Jennifer Brailsford, Todd Wylie, Thomas K Morrissey, Phyllis Hendry, Shiva Gautam and Jennifer N Fishe

Child maltreatment is an important public health problem with serious consequences. Even in the face of increased research and enhanced public awareness, over the last decade the rate of child fatalities due to reported child maltreatment has increased from 2.07 to 2.50 deaths per 100,000 children.1 Given the seriousness of child maltreatment, all US state mandate by law that physicians report suspected child maltreatment to the appropriate designated local or state authority.

Published Date: 2021-10-26;

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