Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 58, issue 9, P970-976 2019 DOI: 10.1177/0009922819845895 View full text
Amy A. Hunter, Bruce Bernstein

Abstract: Child maltreatment identified by medical professionals is poorly represented in records of child protection. International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes may better represent the burden of maltreatment treated in clinical settings. Using emergency department (ED) discharge data from 2011 to 2014, we enumerated presentations of maltreatment treated in Connecticut EDs for children under 10 years. Of 790 080 discharges, child maltreatment was explicitly document…

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