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Emergency Department Visits Associated with Motor Vehicle Accidents, 2006: Statistical Brief #84.


Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2006-.
2010 Jan.


This Statistical Brief presents data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) on characteristics of emergency department (ED) visits resulting from MVAs in 2006. Patient characteristics such as age, sex, and residence are compared between MVA-related visits and non-MVA-related visits, in addition to comparisons of patient discharge location, hospital characteristics and payer for the two groups. The ten most common injury types are highlighted and differences in the prevalence of these injuries between MVA-related ED visits that result in inpatient admissions to the same hospital and visits that were treated and released are shown. The ten most common procedures performed for MVA-related ED visits are also tabulated. Comparisons of the prevalence of these procedures between admitted and treat-and-release patients are provided.

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