Child Occupant Surveillance: A Feasibility Study

Principal Investigator: Jessica Jermakian, DSc, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

This study evaluated the potential transition of CHOP's current child-focused motor vehicle crash surveillance system, Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS), to a national system that leverages the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash research infrastructure. The feasibility study determined the viability of new methods, the quality of the potential data, the likelihood of and method for securing appropriate funding, and potential stakeholder reaction to proposed changes.