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Injury registration

Data may be recorded in hospitals and emergency rooms treating injuries.

Different coding systems exist:  e.g. E-codes of ICD 10, the EHLASS or NOMESCO systems.

Data quality depends on a number of factors. The ideal setting is where there is one single hospital treating all injuries in the community.
When a community population is treated in several hospitals and/or emergency rooms, data catchment for the community is more challenging but nevertheless possible.