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Hospitalizations paid by workers' compensation, Oklahoma, 2005.
Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, 2007 Jun; :1-4
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.
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Age-factors; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Sex-factors; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Back-injuries; Neck-injuries
Injury Prevention Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Hospitalizations Paid by Workers' Compensation, Oklahoma, 2005
Oklahoma State Department of Health