Skip to main content

The AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC, qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018 because federal funding
through AHRQ will no longer be available to support the NQMC as of that date. For additional information, read our full announcement.
  • Measure Summary
  • NQMC:010021
  • May 2015

Injury: the age-standardized rate of acute care hospitalization due to injury resulting from the transfer of energy (excluding poisoning and other non-traumatic injuries) per 100,000 population.

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Indicator metadata: injury hospitalization. [internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); 2015 May [accessed 2015 Jul 13].

View the original measure documentation External Web Site Policy

This is the current release of the measure.

This measure updates a previous version: Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Health indicators 2013: definitions, data sources and rationale. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); 2013 May. 89 p.

The measure developer reaffirmed the currency of this measure in April 2016.

Primary Measure Domain

Related Population Health Measures: Population Use of Services

Secondary Measure Domain

Related Population Health Measure: Population Health State

Description

This measure is used to assess the age-standardized rate of acute care hospitalization due to injury resulting from the transfer of energy (excluding poisoning and other non-traumatic injuries) per 100,000 population.

Calculation Description: (Total number of hospitalizations due to injury ÷ Total mid-year population) × 100,000 (Age-adjusted)

Rationale

This indicator contributes to an understanding of the adequacy and effectiveness of injury prevention efforts, including public education, product development and use, community and road design, and prevention and treatment resources.

Evidence for Rationale

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Indicator metadata: injury hospitalization. [internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); 2015 May [accessed 2015 Jul 13].

Primary Health Components

Injury; transfer of energy; trauma; acute care hospitalization

Denominator Description

Total mid-year population

Numerator Description

Cases that are related to injury from transfer of energy admitted to an acute care hospital (see the related "Numerator Inclusions/Exclusions" field)

Type of Evidence Supporting the Criterion of Quality for the Measure

  • A formal consensus procedure, involving experts in relevant clinical, methodological, public health and organizational sciences

Additional Information Supporting Need for the Measure

Unspecified

Extent of Measure Testing

Unspecified

State of Use

Current routine use

Current Use

Monitoring and planning

Monitoring health state(s)

National health policymaking

National reporting

Population health improvement

State/Provincial health policymaking

Measurement Setting

Hospital Inpatient

Professionals Involved in Delivery of Health Services

Physicians

Public Health Professionals

Least Aggregated Level of Services Delivery Addressed

Regional, County or City

Statement of Acceptable Minimum Sample Size

Does not apply to this measure

Target Population Age

Unspecified

Target Population Gender

Either male or female

Public Health Aims for Quality

Population-centered

Risk Reducing

Transparency

IOM Care Need

Not within an IOM Care Need

IOM Domain

Not within an IOM Domain

Case Finding Period

April 1 to March 31

Denominator Sampling Frame

Geographically defined

Denominator (Index) Event or Characteristic

Geographic Location

Denominator Time Window

Does not apply to this measure

Denominator Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions
Total mid-year population

Exclusions
Unspecified

Exclusions/Exceptions

Does not apply to this measure

Numerator Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions
Cases that are related to injury from transfer of energy admitted to an acute care hospital

  1. Injury is identified by the first occurrence of external cause of injury codes with a diagnosis type of (9).
  2. Sex recorded as male or female
  3. Admission to an acute care institution (Facility Type Code = 1)
  4. Canadian resident (Canadian postal code)

Note: Refer to the original measure documentation for the administrative codes.

Exclusions

  • Newborn, stillbirth or cadaveric donor records (Admission Category = N, R or S)
  • Poisoning, adverse effects of drugs/medicine, choking, late effects and several other conditions do not meet the definition of trauma developed by the National Trauma Registry Advisory Committee and are therefore excluded.

Numerator Search Strategy

Institutionalization

Data Source

Administrative clinical data

Registry data

Type of Health State

Adverse Health State

Instruments Used and/or Associated with the Measure

Unspecified

Measure Specifies Disaggregation

Does not apply to this measure

Scoring

Rate/Proportion

Interpretation of Score

Does not apply to this measure (i.e., there is no pre-defined preference for the measure score)

Allowance for Patient or Population Factors

Analysis by subgroup (stratification by individual factors, geographic factors, etc.)

Description of Allowance for Patient or Population Factors

  • Indicators are reported at the national, provincial/territorial, and regional levels.
  • Unless otherwise specified, for indicators based on place of residence, data is reported based on the region of the patient's residence, not region of hospitalization. Consequently, these figures reflect the hospitalization experience of residents of the region wherever they are treated, including out of province, as opposed to the comprehensive activity of the region's hospitals (that will also treat people from outside of the region). Hospitalizations occurring in the U.S. or abroad are not included.
  • For indicators based on place of service (where the patient was treated), data is reported based on the administrative region of the facility (e.g., region of hospitalization).
  • Rates are standardized or risk-adjusted wherever possible to facilitate comparability across provinces/regions/facilities and over time.
  • Standardized rates are adjusted by age (collapsed to five-year groupings) using a direct method of standardization based on the July 1, 1991, Canadian population.

Standard of Comparison

External comparison at a point in, or interval of, time

External comparison of time trends

Internal time comparison

Original Title

Injury hospitalization.

Measure Collection Name

Health Indicators ePublication 2015

Submitter

Canadian Institute for Health Information - Nonprofit Organization

Developer

Canadian Institute for Health Information - Nonprofit Organization

Funding Source(s)

Canadian Government

Composition of the Group that Developed the Measure

Employees: Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Health Indicators

Financial Disclosures/Other Potential Conflicts of Interest

None

Adaptation

This measure was not adapted from another source.

Date of Most Current Version in NQMC

2015 May

Measure Maintenance

Annually

Date of Next Anticipated Revision

Unspecified

Measure Status

This is the current release of the measure.

This measure updates a previous version: Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Health indicators 2013: definitions, data sources and rationale. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); 2013 May. 89 p.

The measure developer reaffirmed the currency of this measure in April 2016.

Source(s)

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Indicator metadata: injury hospitalization. [internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); 2015 May [accessed 2015 Jul 13].

Measure Availability

Source available from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Web site External Web Site Policy.

For more information, contact CIHI at 4110 Yonge Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M2P 2B7; Phone: 416-481-2002; Fax: 416-481-2950; E-mail: hsp@cihi.ca; Web site: www.cihi.ca External Web Site Policy.

Companion Documents

The following are available:

  • Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Indicator library: general methodology notes - clinical indicators, March 2015. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); 2015 Mar. 19 p. This document is available from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Web site External Web Site Policy.
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Canadian coding standards for version 2015 ICD-10-CA and CCI. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); 2015. 511 p. This document is available from the CIHI Web site External Web Site Policy.
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Health indicators interactive tool. [internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); [accessed 2015 Jan 20]. This tool is available from the CIHI Web site External Web Site Policy.

NQMC Status

This NQMC summary was completed by ECRI Institute on October 10, 2008. The information was verified by the measure developer on December 18, 2008.

This NQMC summary was updated by ECRI Institute on April 19, 2010. The information was verified by the measure developer on June 24, 2010.

This NQMC summary was retrofitted into the new template on May 17, 2011.

This NQMC summary was updated by ECRI Institute on March 18, 2013. The information was verified by the measure developer on May 17, 2013.

The CIHI informed NQMC that this measure was updated on October 31, 2013 and provided an updated version of the NQMC summary. This NQMC summary was reviewed and updated accordingly by ECRI Institute on February 21, 2014.

This NQMC summary was updated again by ECRI Institute on September 4, 2015. The information was verified by the measure developer on November 6, 2015.

The information was reaffirmed by the measure developer on April 29, 2016.

Copyright Statement

This NQMC summary is based on the original measure, which is subject to the measure developer's copyright restrictions.

Use of Canadian Institute for Health Information's (CIHI) quality measure for research, private study, education, or other non-commercial purposes is permitted where full credit is given to CIHI as author and owner of the quality measure. Any use that is wholly or partly commercial in nature requires CIHI's express written permission.

Questions and inquiries may be directed to: CIHI, Health Indicators, 4110 Yonge Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M2P 2B7; Phone: 416-481-2002; Fax: 416-481-2950.

NQMC Disclaimer

The National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ (NQMC) does not develop, produce, approve, or endorse the measures represented on this site.

All measures summarized by NQMC and hosted on our site are produced under the auspices of medical specialty societies, relevant professional associations, public and private organizations, other government agencies, health care organizations or plans, individuals, and similar entities.

Measures represented on the NQMC Web site are submitted by measure developers, and are screened solely to determine that they meet the NQMC Inclusion Criteria.

NQMC, AHRQ, and its contractor ECRI Institute make no warranties concerning the content or its reliability and/or validity of the quality measures and related materials represented on this site. Moreover, the views and opinions of developers or authors of measures represented on this site do not necessarily state or reflect those of NQMC, AHRQ, or its contractor, ECRI Institute, and inclusion or hosting of measures in NQMC may not be used for advertising or commercial endorsement purposes.

Readers with questions regarding measure content are directed to contact the measure developer.

About NQMC Measure Summaries

NQMC provides structured summaries containing information about measures and their development.

Measure Summary FAQs


Measure Summaries

New This Week

View more and sign up for our Newsletter

Get Adobe Reader