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Playground-Related Injuries in Preschool-Aged Children—United States, 1983-1987

JAMA. 1988;260(19):2799-2800. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03410190043010.
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This estimate is based on data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Sixty-two hospitals with emergency rooms located throughout the United States contribute to this data base. When weighted, the reports from NEISS reflect national estimates of persons with product-related injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms.


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