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Head injuries in infants: A closer look at baby-walkers, stairs and nursery furniture Volume 10 Issue 7

Jane Elkington, Suzanne Blogg, Jenny Kelly, Victor Carey

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Jane Elkington

Suzanne Blogg

Jenny Kelly

Victor Carey


This article describes the methods and findings of an analytical study of potential risk and protective factors for infants presenting with head injuries to emergency departments of seven hospitals in NSW. The Injury Prevention Policy Unit, NSW Department of Health, conducted a case-control study that examined baby-walkers, stairs and nursery furniture.