ERIC Number: EJ444412
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Use of Epidemiological Data in the Diagnosis of Physical Child Abuse: Variations in Response to Hypothetical Cases.
Wissow, Lawrence S.; Wilson, Modena E. H.
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, v16 n1 p45-55 1992
Study investigates whether epidemiological data describing injuries could help physicians differentiate intentional from unintentional injury. Case vignettes describing child's injury were sent to 280 physicians. Responses were received from 59 percent; 48 percent were pediatricians, and 37 percent had trained in emergency medicine. Pediatricians were less confident of injury's accidental nature when risk factors were present. (BRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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