Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Dr Marshall and colleagues1 reported that there was a low incidence of injury
in youth baseball, but that reduced-impact balls and faceguards were associated
with an even lower risk of injury. I believe that Marshall et al underestimated
this incidence by basing their estimates of injury rates on compensated claims
submitted to Little League insurance carriers. Many serious injuries will
not be captured by this mechanism, because families may prefer to go through
their own health insurance organization or they may not be aware of league-provided
insurance. A serious injury might also elude detection because of delayed
Danis RP. Injuries in Youth Baseball—Reply. JAMA. 2003;290(2):194. doi:10.1001/jama.290.2.194-a
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