Use of emergency department data to enhance routine injury surveillance: technical report, 2013–14

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    Abstract

    This report examines routinely collected national data on injury cases that attended a public hospital emergency department in Australia in 2013–14 and describes and illustrates possible applications of the data for injury surveillance. Use of different coding systems made identification of injury cases difficult in some instances. The data did not include a field for external cause of injury which markedly reduced the value of the data for injury surveillance. Despite these limitations, and while linked data studies are needed to provide a more complete assessment of emergency department injury data, the results reported here nevertheless suggest that the source has value for injury surveillance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
    Number of pages74
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-76054-460-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-76054-461-4
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2018

    Publication series

    NameInjury research and statistics
    PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
    No.119
    ISSN (Print)1444-3791
    ISSN (Electronic)2205-510X

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    Keywords

    • emergency department
    • injury surveillance
    • data analysis
    • public hospitals

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