Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Work-related concussion surveillance.

Authors
Slavova-S; Bunn-TL
Source
Am J Ind Med 2015 Jan; 58(1):40-45
NIOSHTIC No.
20045281
Abstract
Background: The goal of this study was to use multiple state-based data sources (emergency department [ED] visits, hospital discharge [HD] data, and workers' compensation [WC] data) to estimate the 2011 work-related concussion injury rate in Kentucky. Methods: Deterministic data linkages between the 2011 WC data and ED/HD data were performed. Annual crude rates of work-related concussions per 100,000 employed civilians age 16 years or older were reported. Results: Using the three data sources, the 2011 work-related concussion crude rate was 31.8/100,000, higher for men (38.8/100,000) than for women (24.1/100,000). The use of WC data alone resulted in an estimated rate of only 11.7/100,000. ED data utilization alone resulted in a rate of 21.7/100,000. Conclusion: This study's primary recommendation is to use WC, ED, and HD data on a routine basis as part of multiple data source surveillance for work-related concussion injuries.
Keywords
Epidemiology; Surveillance-programs; Emergency-care; Emergency-treatment; Injuries; Work-environment; Head-injuries; Men; Women; Workers; Worker-health; Brain-damage; Statistical-analysis; Author Keywords: work-related; concussion; surveillance; multiple data sources; workers' compensation; emergency department visits; hospitalizations
Contact
Svetla Slavova, PhD, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Kentucky, 333 Waller Ave, Suite 242, Lexington, KY 40504
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20150101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
ssslav2@email.uky.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2015
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008483; M102014
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0271-3586
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
KY
Performing Organization
University of Kentucky
TOP