Increasing Number Of Kids Being Treated In EDs For Self-Inflicted Injuries

HealthDay (6/16, Norton) reports that research indicates that an increasing “number of US kids are landing in the” emergency department (ED) due to “self-inflicted injuries.” Investigators found that “between 2009 and 2012, self-injuries accounted for a rising percentage of children’s” ED “trips – increasing from 1.1 percent to 1.6 percent of all visits.” The researchers came to these conclusions after looking at information from a national database. The findings were published online June 15 in Pediatrics.

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— “U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries,” Amy Norton, HealthDay, June 15, 2015.

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