Setting the foundation for using ICD-10-CM-coded data for injury surveillance and epidemiology

Renee L. Johnson, M.S.P.H., R.P.T.,1 Holly Hedegaard, M.D., M.S.P.H.,2 Emilia Pasalic, MPH,1 Pedro Martinez, MPH1 1National Center for Injury Prevention and Control 2National Center for Health Statistics ¬† Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Dying en route to safety – the mortality rates of refugees to Europe

Refugees are often barred from conventional modes of transport, and thus reduced to using unsafe means of travel. But people who are running away from horrible risks are willing to take quite extreme risks. Or as stated by the somalian-british poet Warsan Shire “you have to understand that no one puts their children in a […]

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Data viz: adolescent injury and mental health

I’m addicted to interactive visualisations of data, when they are well-made, informative and easy to use. One that I’ve returned to repeatedly is the “GBD 2010 Heat Map“, which ranks causes of deaths and DALY’s globally. The graph is based on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk factors Study, an impressive project that […]

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