The goal of occupational surveillance is to identify and determine the magnitude of work-related disease and injury and workplace hazards for the purposes of focusing prevention programs and tracking their effectiveness.
There are a number of databases that collect information on pieces of the puzzle of workplace exposure and adverse health outcomes.
Other than that for the fatalities, none of these datasets specifically describes the most severe occupational injuries or their attendant disability.
The goal of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Illinois Trauma Registry (ITR) in the surveillance of occupational injuries.
The entire dataset of the ITR was obtained from the Illinois Department ofPublic Health for the years 1993 and 1994.
The occupational injuries were extracted and frequency distributions were determined for all demographic and health variables.
Background population, employment, and death-rate data were obtained for the purpose of rate calculation and for comparison of raw data.
Mean costs for acute occupational injuries were calculated.
There were 5844 occupational cases, comprising 6.7% of the total group.
The majority of injuries had occurred in males (86%), in urban settings (81%), and were of the « blunt » injury type. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Homme, Surveillance, Accident travail, Base donnée, Collecte donnée, Illinois, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Registre, Coût, Economie santé, Illinois Trauma Registry
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Human, Surveillance, Occupational accident, Database, Data gathering, Illinois, United States, North America, America, Register, Costs, Health economy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0357631
Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 14/12/1999.