Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Kids Under 6 Made Majority of ER Visits for Accidental Drug Ingestion

Children five years old and younger account for 69 percent of visits made to the emergency room in 2008 for accidental ingestion of drugs -- and adults should take heed, HealthDay News reported Oct. 15.
According to a national survey of general hospitals performed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), children age five and younger made up 68.9 percent of an estimated 100,340 emergency room visits for accidental drug consumption. The survey did not include children's or other specialty hospitals. 
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