WISH Query: Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits

(Data updated July 2015)

This module provides data on the injury-related emergency department visits of Wisconsin residents during 2002-2013.

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 acute-care hospital (these are in the Injury Hospitalizations Module) or dying in the emergency department (see Injury Mortality Module).

Step 1. Select a Measure of Emergency Department Visits

Measure

* 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 ranked in order of frequency.

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

Cause of Injury

Choose one or more of these standard groupings for the cause 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)

Manner of Injury
(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 Area of Patient's Residence

Hold down the control (Ctrl) key to select multiple counties, regions, or regional trauma council areas.

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

Geographic Area

Step 5. Choose Year(s) and Month(s)

Choose One or More Years

Choose the year in which the patient was discharged. You can choose to see one or more single years, or one or more groups of years.

Note: WISH suppresses small numbers (when cell size is less than 5) to comply with data privacy guidelines. For a small population, it is useful to combine years of data.

Year and Month

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.

Specific Characteristics

Step 7. Choose a Row Variable

Row Variable

Step 8. Choose a Column Variable (Optional)

 Column Variable Note: Cannot be used with a "Ranked Causes" query.

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Last Revised: July 21, 2015