Strategies to improve external cause-of-injury coding in state-based hospital discharge and emergency department data systems: Recommendations of the CDC Workgroup for Improvement of External Cause-of-Injury Coding


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This report discusses the value of using high-quality E-coding to collect data in state-based morbidity data systems. The report also provides recommendations on: improving communication regarding E-coding among stakeholders; enhancing the completeness and accuracy of E-coding; and making E-coded data more useful for injury surveillance and prevention activities at the local, state, and federal levels.