|Injury Surveillance Workgroup (ISW) Reports|
Injury Surveillance Workgroup (ISW) Reports
On October 1, 2015, ICD-10-CM replaced ICD-9-CM coding for hospital discharge, emergency department, and outpatient records, including injury records. This change directly impacts state and national injury surveillance activities involving health care encounters. In preparation for this change, Safe States, in partnership with the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the National Center for Health Statistics and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, developed a new ISW report on the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
The purpose of the report is to provide guidance to epidemiologists and others as they begin to use ICD-10-CM coded data for injury and violence surveillance. Specifically, the report provides guidance for:
Updates to the Report:
Consensus Recommendations for Pedestrian Injury Surveillance (ISW8), 2017
This report provides a new, broader conceptual definition of poisoning, an expanded framework for categorizing poisonings, and standardized operational definitions using ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 codes. The aim is to improve the available poisoning surveillance tools not only for injury prevention research and practice, but also for the control and prevention of substance use disorders. NOTE: a few small errors have been found, please use with caution, specifically with appendixes B2 and C2 using SAS programming. Contact Michelle Wynn for more details (Michelle.Wynn@safestates.org).
This ISW report focuses on determining the impact of expanding the Safe States Alliance 2003 definition for hospital discharge data, matching the newly recommended definition to be used with emergency department data.
This report provides the current recommendations for injury surveillance in state health departments. These recommendations are presented in four categories: improving coding of injury surveillance data, improving state injury surveillance capacity, new challenges in injury surveillance, and future challenges in injury surveillance.
The Consensus Recommendations for Surveillance of Falls and Fall-Related Injuries is the latest in a series of guidelines issued by a national, collaborative workgroup to improve standardization in the collection of injury data. This report was prepared by the Injury Surveillance Workgroup on Falls ( ISW4), which examined over twenty healthcare and related data sources that can be used to monitor falls and associated injuries in national, state and local jurisdictional levels.
The ultimate goal of these recommendations is to improve state injury surveillance and to support injury prevention programs and policies. To that end, this report recommends a minimum set of state surveillance standards for hospital discharge data.