176084 Annual Exploration of Injury Data Issues

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM

Jennifer Taylor, PhD, MPH , Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA
Larry Cook, MStat , Intermountain Injury Control Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Lois Fingerhut, MA , Office of Analysis and Evaluation, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD
Joseph L. Annest, PhD , National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/OSP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
This session will continue the tradition of the past decade of APHA meetings during which section members discuss current issues in injury data.

Update from the World Injury Conference (Lois Fingerhut)

This Conference will give special attention to the processes of globalization and their implications for injuries and violence. Updates on advances on injury research and surveillance from the conference will be disseminated.

Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) (Larry Cook)

The discussion will center on efforts to standardize definitions and analysis procedures as well as combine data across states for national level analyses.

Toxic Exposure Surveillance System (TESS) of the Poisoning Control Centers (Karen Thomas)

Toxic Exposure Surveillance System (TESS) data are compiled by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) on behalf of the US poison centers. The history and utility of this data for injury prevention and control will be introduced.

Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) (Lee Annest)

The features of a new WISQARS module which provides timely access to data from the National Violent Death Reporting System will be discussed

Improving External Cause of Injury Coding in State Morbidity Data Systems (Sue Gallagher)

There will be a brief presentation to provide an update on advocacy efforts around external cause coding followed by a facilitated question and answer period to solicit participants' ideas for improving the completeness or specificity of external cause coding at both state and national levels.

Learning Objectives:
1) increase data expertise among participants; 2) discuss difficult data issues and explore potential solutions; 3) develop and disseminate advocacy strategies for data quality improvement

Keywords: Data/Surveillance, E Code

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the co-chair of the ICEHS Data Committee, coordinating the speakers for our annual data session
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.