IVP-1.3 Reduce emergency department (ED) visits for nonfatal injuries

National Data Source
National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Population Estimates; U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
per 100,000 (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
8,370.4 (2007)
Target
7,453.4
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of initial emergency department visits for nonfatal injury or poisoning (first listed ICD-9-CM codes 800-909.2, 909.4, 909.9-994.9, 995.50-995.59, 995.80-995.85, E800-E869, E880-E929, E950-E999) that were not admitted to the hospital or transferred to another facility.
Denominator
Number of persons
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

FOR SINGLE DATA YEARS: Emergency department visit rates are calculated using the July 1 estimates of the civilian population from the Vintage matching the data year for the postcensal period based on the 2000 census. For example, July 1, 2007 civilian population estimates from Vintage 2007 are used as the denominator for 2007 rates. Rates for 2010 are also calculated using the July 1 estimates based on the 2000 census.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Race/Ethnicity: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Sex: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Health Insurance Status: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64
  • Geographic Location: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Total: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+