Injury Classification Systems

Walker, Sue M. & McEvoy, Suzanne (2004) Injury Classification Systems. In McClure, Roderick, Stevenson, Mark, & McEvoy, Suzanne (Eds.) The Scientific Basis of Injury Prevention and Control. IP Communications, Melbourne, pp. 51-61.


Classifications allow us to reduce the comlexities of qualitative information to standardised codes and enable the collection, storage and analysis of comparable injury data. The process of applying a classification in accordance with its associated rules and conventions is known as coding. This chapter will focus on the injury event and its cause, data capture and coding issues, and the strengths and limitations of coding systems.

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ID Code: 13606
Item Type: Book Chapter
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ISBN: 0957861796
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Research Centres > National Centre for Health Information Research & Training
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 IP Communications
Deposited On: 22 May 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:06

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