Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Narrative description of injury event|
A textual description of the environmental event, circumstance or condition as the cause of injury, poisoning and other adverse effect.
|Data Element Concept:||Injury event—external cause|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||100|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Write a brief description of how the injury occurred. It should indicate what went wrong (the breakdown event); the mechanism by which this event led to injury; and the object(s) or substance(s) most important in the event. The type of place at which the event occurred, and the activity of the person who was injured should be indicated.
The narrative of the injury event is very important to injury control workers as it identifies features of the event not revealed by coded data.
This is a basic item for injury surveillance. The text description of the injury event is structured to indicate context, place, what went wrong and how the event resulted in injury. Further information on the national injury surveillance program can be obtained from the National Injury Surveillance Unit, Flinders University, Adelaide.
Source and reference attributes
National Injury Surveillance Unit, Flinders University, Adelaide
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Narrative description of injury event, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.4 KB) No registration status
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