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Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: Injury More Likely Due to Abuse When Child Was With Male Caregiver

Jun 26, 2019 - Targeted News Service

The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release:

Over 1,700 children die from child abuse each year in the U.S., and far more sustain injuries that result in hospitalization. These deaths and severe injuries are preventable, but effective strategies require a deeper understanding of the caregivers causing the harm and the circumstances surrounding the child's injuries.

The odds of child physical abuse vs. accidental injury increased substantially whe...