The workplace is a significant contributor to injuries and injury fatalities in the United States.
Unfortunately, the systems in place for correcting and coding injury data suffer from a number of limitations that make it difficult, if not impossible, to enumerate accurately the true scope and import of occupational injuries and injury fatalities.
At present, there are no nationally agreed upon standards for defining, reporting, and recording occupational (and nonoccupational) injuries.
This article examines and evaluates the major surveillance systems for the correction and recording of data on occupational injuries and injury fatalities and presents guidelines for establishing a model system of occupational injury surveillance.
These guidelines shoud be valuable in designing a national data system that can measure the impact and effectiveness of injury prevention and control program in the United States.
Mots-clés Pascal : Collecte donnée, Enregistrement donnée, Codage, Exposition professionnelle, Accident travail, Recommandation, Surveillance sanitaire, Traumatisme, Réseau information, Médecine travail, Etats Unis, Programme sanitaire, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Data gathering, Data logging, Coding, Occupational exposure, Occupational accident, Recommendation, Sanitary surveillance, Trauma, Information network, Occupational medicine, United States, Sanitary program, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0200434
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 09/06/1995.