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Trauma: Children

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of trauma cases involved children in the latest period for which figures are available. (226849)

We are unable to supply the information requested as the definition of trauma is too wide to accurately supply data. Medically “trauma” can refer to any serious or critical bodily injury, wound or shock. In psychiatric terms a “trauma” may refer to an experience that is emotionally painful, distressing or shocking which often results in lasting mental and physical effects.