3131.0 Innovations in Injury Data and Methodology

Monday, November 5, 2007: 10:30 AM
Exciting advances are being made in epidemiologic methods and statistical approaches to studying injury outcomes. This session highlights a number of these important developments.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe a new risk index for predicting fatality risk in aviation crashes. 2. Critique a chain-referral sampling technique for studying targeted youth populations. 3. Describe a new method for calculating unbiased confidence intervals using negative binomial regression. 4. Describe a novel approach to studying motor vehicle crash injuries using linked national databases. 5. Describe a method enabling more accurate prediction of hospital length of stay among injury patients.
Joyce Pressley, PhD, MPH

10:30 AM
Multi-state piecewise exponential model of hospital outcomes after injury
David E. Clark, MD MPH, Louise M. Ryan, PhD and F.L. Lucas, PhD
10:45 AM
Confidence intervals for injury surveillance data using negative binomial regression
Stephen W. Marshall, PhD, Jill Corlette, MS, ATC, Julie Agel, MA and Randall Dick, MA
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
Developing a Risk Index for Predicting Fatality in Aviation Crashes
Guohua Li, Susan P. Baker, MPH and Hirut Gebrekristos, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing