Evaluating Accuracy of External Cause of Injury Codes in Firearm Injuries

To evaluate the accuracy of firearm-related external cause of injury codes reported in hospital discharge records.  We will examine whether external cause codes for firearm injury reported in administrative/billing data (Vizient) accurately represent the intent, weapon, and circumstances of the same firearm injury incidents reported in inpatient medical charts.  Two experienced raters will review abstracted chart data to determine if the external cause assigned to the hospital encounter represents an accurate description of the related ecological factors for firearm injury.

Project Status:
In progress

Principal Investigator (PI):
Stephanie Bonne