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Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits

(Module Revised October 2013)

This module provides data on the injury-related emergency department visits of Wisconsin residents during 2002-2012.

The module includes only emergency department visits that resulted in the patient being released. It does not include emergency department visits that resulted in the patient being admitted as an inpatient in this or another acute-care hospital or another type of institution (these are in the Injury Hospitalizations Module) or dying in the emergency department (see Injury Mortality Module).

Records for Wisconsin residents treated in most Minnesota hospitals from 2002 forward were added in December 2012; all Minnesota hospitals' reports are included for 2006 forward. A number of Wisconsin counties have 5% or more of their residents' injury-related ED visits in Minnesota hospitals, so counts and rates for those counties substantially changed with that update. The October 2013 revision drops non-Wisconsin residents from the module; this also may affect previous counts and rates.

The October 2013 revision also modifies categories of expected payer by breaking out workers' compensation cases and adding 'other government' sources to the 'other or unknown' category.

 
Step 1.  Select a Measure of Emergency Department Visits

* To use the Ranked Causes measures, you need to select the measure here AND choose "Causes of Injury" as a row variable in Step 7 below. Causes are sorted (ranked) in order of frequency.

 
Step 2.  Select One or More Causes of Injury (Optional)

Choose one or more of these standard groupings for the causes of injury (PDF, 66 KB). To see statistics for each of several groups, be sure to also choose "Causes of Injury" as a ROW or COLUMN variable in step 7 or 8 below.
 
 
Specify your own cause-of-injury groupings by entering a 3-digit E-code without the "E." You may enter single numbers (e.g., 885) or a range (e.g., 886-888). (See 3-digit codes)  To see statistics for each of several groups, be sure to also choose "User-Specified Causes of Injury: Groups" as a ROW or COLUMN variable in step 7 or 8 below.


Specify detailed causes of injury by entering a 4-digit E-code without the "E." You may enter single numbers (e.g., 8851) or a range (e.g., 8851-8859). (See 4-digit codes)  To see statistics for each of several groups, be sure to also choose "User-Specified Causes of Injury: Detailed" as a ROW or COLUMN variable in step 7 or 8 below.


 
Step 3.  Select One or More Manner or Intent of Injury (Optional)


(See codes framework)
(PDF, 66 KB)

Note: To see statistics for specific manners or intents of injury, choose "Manner or Intent of Injury" as a ROW or COLUMN variable in step 7 or 8 below.



 

Step 4.  Choose One or More Geographic Areas
Select one or more areas of Wisconsin based on patient residence. Go to Step 5 if you want statistics for patients from all areas.

All Areas: Include patients from all areas. (This is the default option.)
Region: Click on the "Region" button. Then select the region name, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple regions.
County: Click on the "County" button. Then select the county name, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple counties.
Regional Trauma Advisory Council: Click on the "Regional Trauma Advisory Council" button. Then select the name, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple names.

Note: To see results for individual areas, be sure to also choose "Geographic Area" as a ROW variable or COLUMN variable in Step 7 or 8 below.

 

Step 5.  Choose Year(s) and Month(s)

Choose One or More Years

The data are organized by the year in which the patient was discharged. You can choose to see data for the latest available year (2012). Or you can choose to see one or more single years, or one or more groups of years.

Note: If you are requesting data for a small population, it is often useful to combine years of data. WISH suppresses small numbers (when cell size is less than 5) to comply with Wisconsin health care data privacy guidelines.

One or more year(s): Click on a year, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple years.

Note: To see results for a series of years (or a series of year groups), be sure to also choose "Year(s)" as a ROW variable or COLUMN variable in step 7 or 8 below.


Choose Month (Optional)

Go to Step 6 to include all visits for the year. Otherwise, select one or more months of the year. To see statistics for each of several months, select them here, then select "Month" as a ROW or COLUMN variable in Step 7 or 8 below.

Month(s)

 

 
Step 6.  Choose Age, Sex and Payer Groups (Optional)
Go to Step 8 to include all ages, both sexes and all payers. Otherwise, choose one or more from the options below. You may make selections from one, two or all three categories.

 

 
Step 7.  CHOOSE A ROW VARIABLE










 
Step 8.  CHOOSE A COLUMN VARIABLE (Optional)
Note: Cannot be used with a "Ranked Causes" query.











 


 

Last Revised:  October 07, 2013