Emergency Hospital Admissions Due to Unintentional Injuries

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This dataset includes information about the Information Services Division reports on emergency hospital admissions and deaths as a result of unintentional injury. Unintentional injuries can occur in any age group, but children and the elderly are generally more vulnerable.

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Unintentional injury is one of the main causes of death and is one of the common causes of emergency hospital admissions in children. Unintentional injuries are also a common cause for emergency hospital admissions among adults. The term “unintentional injury” is preferred to “accidents” as the latter implies events are inevitable and unavoidable whereas a high proportion of these incidents are now regarded as being preventable.

Unintentional injury is a common cause of emergency admission to hospital for adults and children. In the financial year ending 31 March 2016, unintentional injuries accounted for approximately 1 in 8 emergency hospital admissions for children and 1 in 10 for adults. Another possible outcome of unintentional injury is death.

The term ‘unintentional injury’ is used rather than ‘accidents’ as ‘accident’ implies that events are unavoidable when actually a high proportion of these incidents are preventable. Unintentional injuries among older people, particularly those aged 65 and over, are a major and growing health concern. Emergency hospital admissions for unintentional injury are set to rise in this age group over the next decade as the population ages, which has a wide range of social and economic consequences.

Date Created

2017-07-03

Last Modified

2017-07-03

Version

2017-07-03

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

2006-04-01 to 2016-03-31

Spatial Coverage

Scotland

Source

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Unintentional injuries, Scotland Hospital Care, Emergency Hospital Admissions, Emergency Hospital Deaths, Social And Economic Consequences

Other Titles

Information Services Division Reports on Emergency Hospital Admissions, Unintentional Injuries By Age Group And Gender, Emergency Hospital Admissions And Deaths Due to Unintentional Injuries

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
YearIdentifies the year for which the data is recorded.date-
NHS_Health_Board_of_ResidenceIndicates the health board of residence for National Health Service.string-
Council_AreaIndicates the council area for health board of residence.string-
Age_GroupRefers to the specific age group for the unintentional injuries.string-
GenderIndicates the specific gender for the relative population group.string-
TotalTotal sum for all the unintentional injuries. It may not equal the sum of individual injuries as a person may be admitted with more than one type of injury.integerlevel : Ratio
Road_Traffic_AccidentIndicates the patient injury happened due to road traffic accident.integerlevel : Ratio
Poison_HomeIndicates the hospital admission due to 'poison' happened at 'home'.integerlevel : Ratio
Poison_OtherIndicates the hospital admission due to 'poison' happened at some place 'other' than 'home'.integerlevel : Ratio
Poison_UnknownIndicates the hospital admission due to 'poison' happened at some 'unknown' place.integerlevel : Ratio
Falls_HomeIndicates the hospital admission for injury occurred due to 'fall' at 'home'.integerlevel : Ratio
Falls_OtherIndicates the hospital admission for injury occurred due to 'fall' at some place 'other' than 'home'.integerlevel : Ratio
Falls_UnknownIndicates the hospital admission for injury occurred due to 'fall' at some 'unknown' place.integerlevel : Ratio
Struck_HomeIndicates the hospital admission for injury occurred due to 'struck' at 'home'.integerlevel : Ratio
Struck_OtherIndicates the hospital admission for injury occurred due to 'struck' at some place 'other' than 'home'.integerlevel : Ratio
Struck_UnknownIndicates the hospital admission for injury occurred due to 'struck' at some 'unknown' place.integerlevel : Ratio
Crushing_HomeIndicates the hospital admission for injury occurred due to 'crushing' being experienced at 'home'.integerlevel : Ratio
Crushing_OtherIndicates the hospital admission for injury occurred due to 'crushing' being experienced at some place 'other' than 'home'.integerlevel : Ratio
Crushing_UnknownIndicates the hospital admission for injury occurred due to 'crushing' being experienced at some 'unknown' place.integerlevel : Ratio
Scalds_HomeIndicates the hospital admission due to 'scalds' injury happened at 'home'.integerlevel : Ratio
Scalds_OtherIndicates the hospital admission due to 'scalds' injury happened at place 'other' than 'home'.integerlevel : Ratio
Scalds_UnknownIndicates the hospital admission due to 'scalds' injury happened at some 'unknown' place.integerlevel : Ratio
Accidental_Exposure_HomeRefers to 'home' as the place of occurrence for the accidental exposure.integerlevel : Ratio
Accidental_Exposure_OtherRefers to some place 'other' than home as the place of occurrence for the accidental exposure.integerlevel : Ratio
Accidental_Exposure_UnknownRefers to some 'unknown' place of occurrence for the accidental exposure.integerlevel : Ratio
Other_Home'Other' indicates injuries not already included in the categories already specified. Unintentional injuries resulting from cuts, piercings, machinery and firearms are included in 'Other'. The place of occurrence is home.integerlevel : Ratio
Other_Other'Other' indicates injuries not already included in the categories already specified. Unintentional injuries resulting from cuts, piercings, machinery and firearms are included in 'Other'. The place of occurrence is 'other' than 'home'.integerlevel : Ratio
Other_NAOther indicates injuries not already included in the categories already specified. Unintentional injuries resulting from cuts, piercings, machinery and firearms are included in 'Other'. Here, the place of occurrence is 'Not Applicable'.integerlevel : Ratio
Other_UnknownOther indicates injuries not already included in the categories already specified. Unintentional injuries resulting from cuts, piercings, machinery and firearms are included in 'Other'. Here, the place of occurrence is 'Unknown'.integerlevel : Ratio
YearNHS_Health_Board_of_ResidenceCouncil_AreaAge_GroupGenderTotalRoad_Traffic_AccidentPoison_HomePoison_OtherPoison_UnknownFalls_HomeFalls_OtherFalls_UnknownStruck_HomeStruck_OtherStruck_UnknownCrushing_HomeCrushing_OtherCrushing_UnknownScalds_HomeScalds_OtherScalds_UnknownAccidental_Exposure_HomeAccidental_Exposure_OtherAccidental_Exposure_UnknownOther_HomeOther_OtherOther_NAOther_Unknown
2016ScotlandOrkney5-9Male11
2007ScotlandOrkney5-9Male312
2010ScotlandOrkney5-9Male211
2012ScotlandOrkney0-4Male422
2012ScotlandOrkney5-9Male211
2012ScotlandUnknown25-44Male
2013ScotlandOrkney5-9Male321
2014ScotlandOrkney0-4Male211
2015ScotlandOrkney5-9Male211
2016ScotlandUnknown5-9Male11