Overview of the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program

Chester L. Pogostin, Centers for Disease Control/NCIPC

The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) which began in July 2000 is a collaboration between the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), CDC. The NEISS--designed, operated, and managed by CPSC--collects emergency department-based data on consumer product-related injuries. The NEISS-AIP expanded the NEISS and collects data on nonfatal injuries across all intents and mechanisms. The NEISS-AIP provides national estimates of nonfatal injuries and makes available a rich data source for research, epidemiology, public health decision-making, and education. In an effort to make these data available in a timely manner, NCIPC designed and implemented the Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System named, "WISQARS." This system is an Internet-based interactive data system that allows users to create tailored injury data reports to meet their individual needs, making knowledge of external cause of injury coding and computer programming unnecessary. WISQARS can be accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars.

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Updated 05/20/2006