Hospital discharge data are a potentially useful information resource for documenting the epidemiology of nonfatal injuries.
However, hospitals often do not include E-codes that identify external causes of injury in discharge abstracts.
One barrier has been assumed to be the cost of assigning E-codes to medical records.
Directors of medical records at hospitals in Massachusetts were surveyed to assess the validity of a cost-assessment study by Rivara and coworkers and to determine what resources they would need to E-code all injury discharges.
A ccording to Rivara's estimates, injury coding an additional 500 hospital discharges would entail a continuing cost to each hospital of about $600 a year.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dossier médical, Hôpital, Source information, Traumatisme, Cause, Analyse coût, Perception sociale, Attitude, Economie santé, Homme, Massachusetts, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical record, Hospital, Information source, Trauma, Cause, Cost analysis, Social perception, Attitude, Health economy, Human, Massachusetts, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0024871
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.