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Policy statement on drowning highlights high-risk groups

Key clinical point: Reducing risk of drowning requires multiple, concurrent strategies from parents, pediatricians and communities.


Major finding: Drowning remains the leading cause of accidental deaths in children ages 1-4 years.


Study details: The policy statement is based on updated research on racial and socioeconomic disparities in drowning rates and risk, water safety knowledge and attitudes, evidence-based interventions related to water access, and bystander CPR data.


Disclosures: The statement did not use external funding, and the authors reported no financial conflicts.

Citation:

Denny SA et al. Pediatrics. March 15, 2019.