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Injury and Illness Data

To collect data on nonfatal injuries and illnesses among EMS workers NIOSH uses the occupational supplement to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS-Work)—a national probability based sample of US hospital emergency departments. EMS worker injuries and illnesses treated in the participating hospitals are identified from admissions information and emergency department chart review by a records abstractor in each hospital. A workers' compensation claim is not required for inclusion. National injury and illness estimates are extrapolated from the statistical weights assigned to each case treated in one of the NEISS-Work hospitals.

 
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