We Must Challenge Assumptions about Pediatric Concussions

By: Debra Houry, MD, MPH

It’s easy to assume that most pediatric concussion cases are diagnosed in the emergency department (ED). However, new research, published this month in JAMA Pediatrics, reveals that this may not be the case. And, as a result, we could be drastically underestimating the number of pediatric concussions in the United States.

Researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and CDC’s Injury Center found that out of all CHOP concussion patients, the vast majority (82 percent) entered the healthcare system through a primary care visit.

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