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Hospitalizations paid by workers' compensation, Oklahoma, 2005.

Authors
Wendling-T
Source
Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, 2007 Jun; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20038760
Abstract
Work-related illnesses and injuries are a significant public health problem in Oklahoma. In 2005, an estimated 47,300 Oklahoma workers experienced a nonfatal occupational illness or injury and another 100 died as the result of a traumatic work-related injury. These adverse occupational events translate into a wide array of physical, mental, and economic sequelae that affect the employee, employer, and their families, in addition to larger infrastructures, such as the health care and workers' compensation systems. This report characterizes all acute care hospitalizations paid primarily by workers' compensation using Oklahoma's 2005 inpatient hospital discharge database. The database includes Oklahoma residents in licensed, nonfederal, in-state hospitals with readmissions and transfers included. Although patients may have more than one payer, the primary payer generally covers the largest proportion of the hospital costs. A coordination of benefits determines what payer has primary responsibility; in most instances, workers' compensation, if applicable, takes priority.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Age-factors; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Sex-factors; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Back-injuries; Neck-injuries
Contact
Injury Prevention Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Publication Date
20070615
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-613938; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008342
Source Name
Hospitalizations Paid by Workers' Compensation, Oklahoma, 2005
State
OK
Performing Organization
Oklahoma State Department of Health
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