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Hospital Stays Related to Child Maltreatment, 2005

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb49.pdf

Reports on hospital stays that resulted from acts of abuse and acts of neglect by parents or caregivers toward children. Estimates that 899,000 children were victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse or neglect in 2005. Also estimates that there were 6,700 pediatric hospitalizations as a result of such maltreatment. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.