|Title||State-Level Implementation of Health and Safety Policies to Prevent Sudden Death and Catastrophic Injuries Within Secondary School Athletics: Letter to the Editor|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Koester, MC, Johnson, S, Norcross, MF|
|Journal||Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine|
There is no question that preventing sudden death and catastrophic injuries in secondary schools is essential. Therefore, we applaud the authors for the significant contributions that they have made to improve student-athlete welfare over the years and have no doubt that this investigation was well intended. However, given our concerns over the methodology employed and our view that policy mandates are not always the best approach to effect change, we believed it was necessary to contribute to an open and constructive exchange of ideas so that families, schools, and state associations can act using only the best available evidence as we strive for the same thing: safer sports for all athletes.
|Short Title||Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine|