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The standard definition of injury is the occurrence of sudden external forces resulting in trauma. Furthermore, an injury may be unintentional (an accident) or intentional (violence or abuse). A single injury episode may result in several injuries or conditions. For example, a person may fall (the injury episode) and receive a concussion and a broken hip (the conditions related to the injury episode). The MEPS-HC respondents identify the date of injury and the resulting conditions in the Condition Enumeration section of the questionnaire and identify the number and type of provider visits in the Medical Event Sections.
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