- •Abusive head trauma imposes long-term burden on children and their caregivers.
- •Long-term neurodevelopmental disability increased as children aged to 11 years.
- •Age at time of abusive head trauma was associated with an increased risk of long-term disability.
- •Efforts to improve comprehensive follow-up throughout childhood is imperative.
Level of Evidence
Abbreviations:AHT (Abusive head trauma), COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act), ICD (International Classification of Diseases), CM (Clinical Modification), CPT (Current Procedural Terminology), IRB (Internal Review Board), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), ICISS (ICD-Based Injury Severity Score), ISS (Injury Severity Score), SRR (survival risk ratios), SD (standard deviation), IQR (interquartile range), CI (confidence interval), OR (odds ratio), GCS (Glasgow Coma Scale)
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