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AHRQ Stats: Emergency Care of Injuries in Children Following a Hurricane

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A Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Brief – Impact of Hurricanes on Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits, 2005-2016 – found that among people living in the direct path of a hurricane between 2005 and 2016, about one-quarter of children up to age 17 had injury-related emergency department visits that resulted in a hospital admission (23 percent) during the week of the hurricane.

This HCUP Statistical Brief presents a detailed analysis focused on ED visits for injuries following a hurricane. Statistics are presented from the 2005-2016 State Inpatient Databases (SID) and State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) from 11 States affected by seven hurricanes (listed in the Data Source section at the end of this Statistical Brief).

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