Unintentional injuries in Canada 2010
Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP) is a computerized information system that collects and analyzes data on injuries to people (mainly children) who are seen at the emergency rooms of the 10 pediatric hospitals and of 4 general hospitals in Canada. CHIRPP is a unique, richly detailed database of "pre-event" injury information obtained by asking:What was the injured person doing when the injury happened?, What went wrong? and Where did the injury occur?
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Public Health Agency of Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
There is no indication of where this data comes from or a disclosure of its limitations. I assume it is CHIRPP data. Without an explanation, it would mislead the public into thinking that Canadians over 20 years of age do not get injured. This is an abysmal reflection of injury surveillance in Canada, considering that it is the number one killer of children and young adults in our country.
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Thank you for your comment. The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner "The Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP) is an injury and poisoning surveillance system presently operating in 11 paediatric and 6 general hospitals across Canada . The CHIRPP system currently transitioned to a web-based system and contains over 2.3 million records. Information collected includes activity at the time of injury, activity leading to the injury, the direct cause of the injury, contributing factors, time and place of the injury event, the patients’ age and sex, up to 3 injuries (body part and nature of injury) and the treatment received in the emergency department. Narrative fields provide information to further refine the coding and identify rare events and/or consumer products. Although only selected hospitals report to CHIRPP, previous work has shown that the data collected through the program represent general injury patterns among Canadian Youth".
Natalie Yancher: It says right in the comments that it is CHIRPP data, so your assumption is correct. Well done. Also there is a column for 20+ age group, so I am not sure why you think the public wound think that Canadians over 20 years of age do not get injured.
I was able to use the data to see what types of injury happen in my home.