Pediatric concussion rates 5% higher than reported by EDs

Concussions are prevalent among teenagers in the United States, with 19.5% of adolescents diagnosed with at least one incident and 5.5% diagnosed with more than one incident, according to a research letter published in JAMA.

According to the researchers, this rate is approximately 4% to 5% higher than what is reported by emergency departments in the U.S.