Surveillance Archives - BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit

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Setting the baseline: a description of cannabis poisonings at a Canadian pediatric hospital prior to the legalization of recreational cannabis


The study looks at the three-year period before recreational cannabis legalization in Canada in order to set a baseline for future comparisons. Researchers extracted data from the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting & Prevention Program (CHIRPP) database between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018. Suggested Citation: Cheng P, Zargaran A, Rajabali F, Turcotte K, Babul S. Original quantitative research – Setting the baseline: a description of cannabis poisonings at a…

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2001-2003 Falls-Related Injury Data Report


The BC Emergency Department Injury Surveillance System (EDISS), funded by the Ministry of Health Services, is operated under the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU). The main purpose of EDISS is to provide local injury information that can be used to plan and evaluate community injury prevention programs. Information regarding first presentation of all injuries, either intentional or unintentional, was abstracted, coded and transmitted to BCIRPU for analysis and…

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2001-2003 Sports-Related Injury Data Report


This report examines sports-related injury cases from April 1, 2001 to March 31, 2003. Only cases treated and released, left without being seen, or refused treatment are presented in this report. Report Highlights In total, 22,374 cases were classified as sports-related injury cases. Among all sports-related injury cases presenting to EDISS, the top then leading type of sports where an injury occurred were: Hockey Biking Soccer Football/Rugby Skateboarding Playground-Related Baseball/Softball…

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2001-2003 Child & Youth Injury Data Report


This report examines injury cases among children and youth (ages 0-24 years) from April 1, 2001 to March 31, 2003. Only cases treated and released, left without being seen, or refused treatment are presented in this report. Report Highlights ƒ Children and youth injury cases were approximately 46.7% of all injury cases presenting to EDISS. ƒThe average annual injury rate among children and youth injury cases presenting to EDISS was…

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