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Research Letter
January 8, 2020

Electric Scooter Injuries and Hospital Admissions in the United States, 2014-2018

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco
JAMA Surg. Published online January 8, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.5423

Electric scooters (e-scooters) are a novel, rapid, and convenient mode of transportation with increasing accessibility across the United States.1 E-scooter use may decrease traffic congestion and increase public transit use.2 Expansion of e-scooters in dense, high-traffic urban areas will affect rider injury in unknown ways and lead to new policies already implemented by some major cities.3 With the influx of e-scooter availability in urban areas, particularly in the past year,3 we sought to investigate trends of injury and hospital admission.

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