Injury Surveillance Systems Should Expand Coding to Better Capture Data on Fall-Related Injuries

September 6, 2019 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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What's the news. Injury surveillance data capturing falls-related injuries in older adults should be expanded from the existing method of using just falls-related external-cause-of-injury codes (E-codes) to also use algorithms that include International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9)-coded-injuries, according to an August 21, 2019, study in JAMA Network Open.

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