The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

3285.0: Monday, November 17, 2003 - 2:30 PM

Abstract #70528

Injury Data’s Annual Inspection

Elizabeth McLoughlin, ScD, Trauma Foundation, San Francisco General Hospital, Bldg 1, 1001 Potrero, San Francisco, CA 94110, 415-664-8030,, J Lee Annest, PhD, OSP, NCIPC, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, NE MS-K59, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724, and Lois Fingerhut, MA, Office of Analysis, Epidemiology and Health Promotion, NCHS, 6525 Belcrest Road, Room 750, Hyattsville, MD 20782.

This session will continue the tradition of the past decade of APHA meetings, where section members discuss current issues in injury data. The following topics will be addressed: 1) Dealing with ICD-10 (ICD-9/ICD-10 Comparability Study, ICD-10 matrix, “user complications” arising from ICD-10 mortality data; suggestions for users who want to describe the local burden of injury and their trends, using both fatal and non-fatal injury data; 2) Improving international injury surveillance (WHO world violence prevention report, WHO injury surveillance guidelines, ICECI [International Classification for External Causes of Injury], ICE [International Collaborative Effort] on Injury Data projects); 3) A revisiting of the question of “what is an injury” - especially about medical misadventures - USA and international concerns; 4) Examining factors that contribute to differences in the annual number of homicides in the United States based on the FBI's Supplemental Homicide Reports versus NCHS's National Vital Statistics System; 4) A refresher guide of NCHS data sets useful for injury analysis; 5) Other data-relevant issues which may arise in 2003.

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Keywords: Injury, Data/Surveillance

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Injury Data's Annual Inspection

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA