1983-10-17

Multidisciplinary Staffing for Etiologic Analysis of Childhood Pedestrian Injury -Pilot Study of Methodology 831659

A multidisciplinary team was constituted for analysis of child pedestrian injuries. In a pilot study of the utility of such analysis, it was found that (1) the multidisciplinary approach identified possible etiologic factors missed without it, (2) this approach requires the availability of high quality medical information and police accident records, (3) biological, psychological, and social characteristics of victims, victim families and communities appear to affect the occurrence of child pedestrian injuries; and, (4) such victim factors must be considered in development of countermeasures.It is concluded that the technique of multidisciplinary staffing merits further application as a productive way to generate quantitatively testable hypotheses concerning childhood pedestrian injury causality and potential countermeasures.

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