iDOT©

The iDOT© is an easy-to-use, menu-driven system that makes injury data available to injury prevention practitioners and professionals, as well as the public. It is an effective and efficient way for users to access injury data including mortality, morbidity, traffic accidents, and sports.

Gain insight into injury related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits by checking out our data visualizations for a visual overview of injury trends and patterns in BC.

About the iDOT© Tools

INJURY HOSPITALIZATIONS

This easy-to-use online data tool provides information on the injury causes of hospitalizations for British Columbia. Refine your search by cause, including motor vehicle, bicycling, pedestrian, falls, environmental, drowning, burn, poisoning, suffocation, foreign body, struck by object, machinery, suicide, firearms, and overexertion. Trends and patterns by year, region, age group and sex can be obtained. Table and charts can be viewed for the number of hospitalizations or rates per 100,000 population. 

Hospitalization data is based on separations (discharges) from each hospital. Injury data is extracted using both the external cause of morbidity (ICD10-CA V01-Y98) and the discharge diagnosis for type of injury (ICD10-CA S00-T98). Please refer to the glossary for a detailed list of the ICD-10CA codes and their corresponding categories.

Data can help identify trends and patterns in injury-related hospitalizations, and support research, reports, and injury business case planning.

Data Source: Discharge Abstract Database, Ministry of Health.

 

INJURY-RELATED DEATHS

This easy-to-use online data tool provides access to data on the underlying causes of deaths for British Columbia. Death information can be accessed by year, region, age group, and sex. Through this tool, time trends by cause of death, as well as patterns by age group and sex, can be produced. Table and charts can be viewed for number of deaths or rates per 100,000 population. 

Injury data is extracted using the underlying cause of death (ICD-10 V01-Y98). Please refer to the glossary for a detailed list of the ICD-10 codes and their corresponding categories. Cases still under investigation are not displayed in the tool and numbers are subject to change with future data updates.

Data can help identify trends and patterns in injury-related deaths, and support research, reports, and injury business case planning.

Source: BC Vital Statistics, Ministry of Health. Data accessed from Chronic Disease and Injury Data Mart, BCCDC

 

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT SYSTEM

This easy-to-use online data tool provides access to data on motor vehicle traffic-related fatalities in British Columbia. Search by contributing factors and road user to get information on leading factors such as distraction, speeding, alcohol, or drug involvement. This information can be refined by road user (e.g., pedestrian, cyclist, motor cyclist, motor vehicle occupant). The data allows the user to view trends and patterns by region, age group, sex, speed zone, vehicle type, etc.

Data is captured using the Traffic Accident Police Investigation Report (MV6020) which is completed by a police officer at the collision scene. The data from the completed MV6020s are entered into the Traffic Accident System (TAS) database. The TAS database provides detailed information at the “accident” level, describing factors related to the crash itself such as contributing factors (speed, alcohol use, distracted driving); the “entity” level describing the vehicles involved in the crash, and the “victim” level describing type of victim (occupant, pedestrian, etc).

Data can help identify resources for improving road safety, identify trends in road-related fatalities by contributing factors, and support research, reports, and infrastructure planning. Data can also be used to help reduce fatalities and improve outcomes for road safety strategies and Vision Zero policies.

Source: Police Traffic Accident System, Business Information Warehouse, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).

 

SPORTS-RELATED INJURY

This easy-to-use online data tool provides the unintentional causes of sport-related hospitalizations for British Columbia. Search by sport/activity sub-causes for hospitalizations from soccer, ice hockey, baseball, snowboarding, etc.

The data in the sports-related injury hospitalizations tool is a subset of the hospitalization dataset. Therefore, all cases that are in the sports-related injury hospitalization tool are included in the injury hospitalization tool. Hospitalization data is based on separations (discharges) from each hospital. Injury data is extracted using both the external cause of morbidity (ICD10-CA V01-Y98) and the discharge diagnosis for type of injury (ICD10-CA S00-T98). Where available, activity when injured (ICD 10-CA -U99) was used to identify the type of sport.  Data from this tool is an underestimate to the true burden of sports-related injuries in BC, as many cases are seen in physician offices, medical clinics, or not treated at all. In addition, there does not exist a comprehensive database that captures all sports-related injuries; however, this tool provides a limited glance into certain sports-related hospitalizations in BC.

Source: Discharge Abstract Database, Ministry of Health.

 

BCCH ER VISITS

This easy-to-use online data tool facilitates and simplifies access to Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP) data for injury prevention stakeholders in British Columbia. CHIRPP is an injury and poisoning surveillance system that collects and analyzes data on injuries to people who are seen at the emergency departments of 11 pediatric hospitals and 8 general hospitals in Canada.

CHIRPP has unique, detailed data of “pre-event” injury information obtained by asking: What was the injured person doing when the injury happened? What went wrong? Where did the injury occur? The dataset reflects all visits to the emergency department of BC Children’s Hospital, including visits by both BC residents and non-residents.

Data is collected on-site in the BC Children’s Hospital emergency department via a form that is handed out to the patient at the time of registration and asked to be filled out. The CHIRPP coordinator reviews all ED visits daily to ensure all injuries have been captured comprehensively and accurately.

 

Data can help identify trends and patterns in injury-related emergency department visits among children and youth at BC Children’s Hospital, and support research, reports, and injury business case planning.

For more information, visit the main page for CHIRPP.

Source: BC Children’s Hospital, Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP).

 

WORK-RELATED INJURY CLAIMS

This easy-to-use online data tool provides information on work-related injuries and disease, and work-related deaths in British Columbia. Search work-related deaths and time loss claims by industry and occupation type to identify trends and patterns of injuries within certain professions and occupation.

Data have been provided by WorkSafe BC based on the reported claims that have been accepted. Data can help identify resources for improving health and safety, identify trends in work-related claims by industry and occupation, and support research, reports, and business planning. Data can also be used to help reduce injuries and improve outcomes for disability management, recover-at-work, and return-to-work programs. Employers and industry members can use this information to identify opportunities to improve workplace health and safety.

Source: Work-related Deaths and Claims Data, WorkSafe BC

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INTERPRETATION

Interpretation and meaning of the data charts and tables is the responsibility of the user. If you require assistance in interpreting the charts and tables, or if you have further questions, please contact BCIRPU at bcinjury@bcchr.ca. Definitions for causes of injury, crude and age-standardized rates can be viewed in the glossary within each data tool.