This module provides data on injury-related
hospitalizations in Wisconsin and Minnesota hospitals for the years 1995-2011. The Minnesota hospitalsí reports were included in December 2012
and significantly change the counts for some Wisconsin counties shown in previous versions of this module.
The data count inpatient stays, not individual patients.
This means that patients transferred between hospitals, readmitted to a hospital
for further treatment, or otherwise treated in more than one inpatient stay have
more than one record. This does not affect the accuracy of statistics on hospital charges or hospital days.
data include residents of Wisconsin and other states who were hospitalized in Wisconsin and, for year 2000 and subsequent years,
residents of Wisconsin who were hospitalized in Minnesota. Note that the geographic choices you can
make are based on residence of the patient, not the place where the injury
occurred. A number of counties have 5% or more of their injury hospitalizations in Minnesota hospitals, so counts and
rates for those counties substantially changed for 2000 forward with the December 2012 module update.
Step 1. Select a Measure of Injury-Related Hospitalizations
* 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)
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 (including out of state).
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 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
(2011). 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. Specify your own years: Click on this button, then enter the years of interest.
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.
Step 6. Choose Patient Characteristics (Optional)
Select hospitalizations based on patient age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, discharge status,
the expected primary payer, and/or the admission month. To select more than one
group (but not all), hold down the Control key and click on each selection.