Work-Related Immediate Inpatient Hospitalization Surveillance System
A work-related immediate inpatient hospitalization is a work-related injury that leads to an inpatient hospital admission within one day of the injury event (based on day, not 24 hours).
Cases are identified through a multi-step linking process using two data sources:
- Washington workers' compensation (WC) data
- Washington's hospital discharge data—the Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS).
Public health importance of Work-Related Immediate Inpatient Hospitalization Surveillance
Immediate inpatient hospitalizations resulting from work-related injuries represent a small proportion of injuries, but are severe, costly, and preventable injuries that indicate a need for intervention.
Acute traumatic injuries account for a high proportion of immediate inpatient hospitalizations. Employers throughout the United States are required to report work-related hospitalizations to their state or OSHA regional office. Understanding more about these hospitalizations may be valuable both for prevention efforts and for assessing the completeness of employer reporting.
Purpose & Operations of Work-Related Immediate Inpatient Hospitalization Surveillance
Immediate Inpatient Hospitalizations data allows for:
- Quantifying prevalence by industry & occupation of work-related injuries and illnesses that lead to immediate inpatient hospitalizations.
- Identifying high-risk occupations/industries and health disparities/risks.
- Aiding in targeting prevention efforts.
Employers, policymakers, and health promotion practitioners can use the study findings to target and prioritize prevention efforts for injuries most likely to cause an work-related immediate hospitalization.
Work-Related Immediate Inpatient Hospitalizations-Washington State, 2019 and 2020
Work-Related Immediate Inpatient Hospitalizations, Washington State, 2014-2018
Immediate Inpatient Hospitalizations for Work-Related Injury or Illness - Washington State, 2015
Immediate Inpatient Hospitalizations for Work-Related Injury: Washington State, 2014
Immediate Work-Related Inpatient Hospitalizations in the Washington State Trucking Industry: 2003-2016
Immediate Work-Related Inpatient Hospitalizations in Crop & Animal Production Agriculture: Washington State, 2011-2015
Top five work-related injury events by industry resulting in immediate hospitalization, 2013-2017 Washington
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