Surveillance of injuries in Eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Irene using emergency department data.

@article{Miller2013SurveillanceOI,
  title={Surveillance of injuries in Eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Irene using emergency department data.},
  author={James A. Ashton Miller and Gregory D. Kearney and Scott K. Proescholdbell},
  journal={North Carolina medical journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={272-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to characterize nonfatal injuries, by age groups, that were seen in emergency departments (EDs) in 29 selected counties in Eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Irene. METHODS A descriptive evaluation using data from the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) was performed to identify the numbers and types of nonfatal injuries among individuals who sought treatment at hospital EDs. Percentages of reported ED visits… CONTINUE READING