Between 2002 and 2012 approximately 700,000 children under the age of six year old were involved in a medication error. 25 children died and another 2,000 were admitted to hospital intensive care units.
A minor accident is capable of causing serious negative health effects for a pregnant mother and her unborn child. An impact or vehicle-to-vehicle collision is not even required in order to produce injuries as the force from sudden stops could be enough to cause harm to an unborn child. A pregnant mother does not even need to sustain a direct blow to her stomach in order to cause injury to her baby. High-risk pregnancies are at even greater risk of serious injuries resulting from vehicle related accident trauma.
1,800 of the 35,000 suicides that are committed every year are inpatient suicides.