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The quality of national data on injuries requiring hospitalisation

Kirsten McKenzie, Leith F Harding, Susan M Walker, James E Harrison, Emma L Enraght-Moony and Garry S Waller
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (9): 526.
Published online: 6 November 2006

To the Editor: Quality data about patients with injuries requiring hospitalisation is vital to injury policy and prevention strategies.1 The ICD-10-AM is used in Australia to assign codes to diagnoses, procedures, and causes of injury recorded in patient medical records.2 This coded hospital morbidity data provides a key surveillance tool for injury researchers.

  • Kirsten McKenzie1
  • Leith F Harding1
  • Susan M Walker1
  • James E Harrison2
  • Emma L Enraght-Moony1
  • Garry S Waller1

  • 1 National Centre for Classification in Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 National Injury Surveillance Unit, Research Centre for Injury Studies, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA.

Correspondence: k.mckenzie@qut.edu.au

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