National estimates of nonfatal injuries treated in hospital emergency departments--United States, 2000

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2001 May 4;50(17):340-6.


On July 1, 2000, the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) was expanded to collect data on all types and external causes of nonfatal injuries and poisonings treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments (EDs). This augmented system, called NEISS All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP), is a collaborative effort between CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and CPSC. This report presents annualized national estimates using NEISS-AIP data obtained during July 1-September 30, 2000, which indicate that approximately 31,000,000 persons were treated for nonfatal injuries in EDs in 2000. Although most of the injuries were unintentional, an estimated 1,973,000 were violence-related. Data from NEISS-AIP can be used for monitoring temporal trends in nonfatal injuries by mechanism and intent of injury.

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Service, Hospital / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*