Using an electronic medical record system to describe injury epidemiology and health care utilization at an inner-city hospital in Indiana.

@article{Odero2004UsingAE,
  title={Using an electronic medical record system to describe injury epidemiology and health care utilization at an inner-city hospital in Indiana.},
  author={Wilson W. Odero and William M. Tierney and Robert M. Einterz and Simon Mungai},
  journal={Injury control and safety promotion},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={269-79}
}
Injuries are a major public health problem worldwide. In the USA, injuries cause 146, 400 deaths annually, with 31 million non-fatal injury visits to emergency departments (EDs). EDs thus represent an important source of injury data. The primary objective of the current study was to describe the epidemiology of injury-related ED visits and assess injury-related utilization of health care resources in an inner-city hospital in Indiana, using data stored in a computerized medical record system… CONTINUE READING

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