Concussions are a hot topic right now, but kids could be suffering them more often than previously thought.

FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:

Children are more likely to be diagnosed with a concussion at their pediatrician's office than a hospital, which means that the number of head injuries suffered by kids is likely under-reported since the Centers for Disease Control only monitor concussions diagnosed in the E.R.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, used the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's regional network to find that 82-percent of concussions were diagnosed by a primary care office, such as a pediatrician, while only 12-percent were from the E.R. and a third of head injuries were suffered by kids under 12 years of age.

The CDC saying in a statement that better reporting guidelines are necessary in order to develop treatment and prevention protocols.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News.

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