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This study was supported by Contract No. HHSH25056047, TO#2 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Support was also provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Surgeons, the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine, the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, the Emergency Nurses Association, the National Association of EMS Physicians, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

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