Center for Injury Research & Policy News

Oct 22, 2014

Study Shows Medication is Frequently, Unintentionally Given Incorrectly to Young Children

According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012.

Sep 22, 2014

New Study Finds 34% of Severely Injured Patients Undertriaged in the United States

According to the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma, patients with severe injuries should be treated at level I or level II trauma centers. Those centers have the resources to provide the best care for those patients.

May 05, 2014

New Study Finds Number of Children Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for Baby Gate-Related Injuries Nearly Quadrupled Since 1990

If you are a parent, chances are you have used or will use a baby gate at some point. Baby gates are designed to help protect young children from stairs and other dangers around the home. If you use these in your home, take note.

Feb 21, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Reminds Parents of Safe Sleep Practices for Baby

In nearly every retail store, display cribs and bassinets are decorated with blankets, pillows and bumper pads. While those soft materials make for an attractive nursery, for a baby, they can make for a dangerous place to sleep.

Jan 21, 2014

New Study Finds 66 Children a Day Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for Shopping Cart-Related Injuries

Although a voluntary shopping cart safety standard was implemented in the United States in 2004, the overall number and rate of injuries to children associated with shopping carts have not decreased.

Dec 09, 2013

New Study Finds 24 Children a Day are Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for High Chair-Related Injuries

High chairs and booster seats are commonly used to help make feeding young children easier. Although most parents assume these products are safe, millions have been recalled in recent years, and injuries associated with their use continue to occur.

Nov 04, 2013

Abusive Head Trauma Injuries Linked to Socioeconomic Status, Age and Gender

A new study estimates that more than seven children under the age of five with abusive head trauma were treated each day in U.S. emergency departments between 2006 and 2009.

Aug 05, 2013

Chronic Illness Puts Pediatric Trauma Patients at Higher Risk

In a recent study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that pediatric trauma patients with preexisting chronic conditions have longer hospital

Jul 29, 2013

New Study Finds Increase in Nonfatal Food-Related Choking Among Children in the U.S.

Choking is a leading cause of injury among children, especially for children 4 years of age and younger. A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and

Jun 14, 2013

Global Collaborative Effort Will Study Abuse-Related Pediatric Traumatic Injury in China

Child abuse and neglect are considered a serious public health problem in modern China. A number of factors, including social and cultural traditions and a lack of public awareness regarding appropriate child discipline, have caused child abuse to remain an understudied issue.