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MEPS Topics: Injuries
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Injuries
Description: 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.
Data tables: No injuries-related items are available in the HC Summary Data Tables at this time.
Analytic tools: No injuries-related variables are available with the MEPSnet query tools at this time.
Publications: Publications are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
Health Care Expenditures for Injury-Related Conditions, 2002 
Statistical Brief #93 
Restricted-Activity Days in the United States, 1997 and 2001 
Research Findings #22 
Health Care Expenses for Injuries: Estimates from the 1997 MEPS 
Research Findings #19 
 
   Page last revised:  October 5, 2009