The incidence of injury presentations to emergency departments: what we don't know can hurt us.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233613
Title:
The incidence of injury presentations to emergency departments: what we don't know can hurt us.
Authors:
Meaney, S; Williamson, E; Corcoran, P; Arensman, E; Perry, I J
Affiliation:
National Suicide Research Foundation, 1 Perrott Avenue, College Road, Cork. Sarah.Meaney@nsrf.ie
Citation:
The incidence of injury presentations to emergency departments: what we don't know can hurt us. 2012, 105 (1):18-21 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233613
PubMed ID:
22397208
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=The%20Incidence%20of%20Injury%20Presentations%20to%20Emergency%20Departments%3A%20What%20We%20Don%E2%80%99t%20Know%20Can%20Hurt%20Us
Abstract:
The incidence of injury presentations to emergency departments in the Republic of Ireland has not been established. Data were collected relating to all injuries that presented on every eighth day in July-December 2005 to the three hospitals in Cork City. In total, 2,967 injury presentations were recorded. The total, male and female age-adjusted rate of injury presentations was 11,322, 13,933 and 8,550 per 100,000, respectively. The peak male rate was among 15-29 year-olds (26,735 per 100,000), 2.5 times the female rate in the same age range (10,719 per 100,000). The peak female rate was among over 85 year-olds (18,543 per 100,000). Place of injury, activity at time of injury and underlying substance/object causing injury were unspecified for 44%, 46% and 43% of recorded injuries. Improving the recording of injury data needs to be prioritised in Irish emergency departments ideally in conjunction with the development of a national injury surveillance system.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Emergency Service, Hospital; Female; Humans; Incidence; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Population Surveillance; Wounds and Injuries
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMeaney, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorcoran, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorArensman, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorPerry, I Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-13T10:11:25Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-13T10:11:25Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-
dc.identifier.citationThe incidence of injury presentations to emergency departments: what we don't know can hurt us. 2012, 105 (1):18-21 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22397208-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/233613-
dc.description.abstractThe incidence of injury presentations to emergency departments in the Republic of Ireland has not been established. Data were collected relating to all injuries that presented on every eighth day in July-December 2005 to the three hospitals in Cork City. In total, 2,967 injury presentations were recorded. The total, male and female age-adjusted rate of injury presentations was 11,322, 13,933 and 8,550 per 100,000, respectively. The peak male rate was among 15-29 year-olds (26,735 per 100,000), 2.5 times the female rate in the same age range (10,719 per 100,000). The peak female rate was among over 85 year-olds (18,543 per 100,000). Place of injury, activity at time of injury and underlying substance/object causing injury were unspecified for 44%, 46% and 43% of recorded injuries. Improving the recording of injury data needs to be prioritised in Irish emergency departments ideally in conjunction with the development of a national injury surveillance system.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=The%20Incidence%20of%20Injury%20Presentations%20to%20Emergency%20Departments%3A%20What%20We%20Don%E2%80%99t%20Know%20Can%20Hurt%20Usen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIncidence-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillance-
dc.subject.meshWounds and Injuries-
dc.titleThe incidence of injury presentations to emergency departments: what we don't know can hurt us.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNational Suicide Research Foundation, 1 Perrott Avenue, College Road, Cork. Sarah.Meaney@nsrf.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB

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