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Injury Classification Systems

By Sue M. Walker and Suzanne McEvoy


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

Topics: 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Publisher: IP Communications
Year: 2004
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