For example, the number of males incurring hockey puck impact injuries in NACRS
totalled 8,377; representing 17.
Daily counts of discharges of persons with respiratory disease based on ICD-10-CA codes were obtained from the NACRS database, and counts of respiratory CCs were likewise collected from EDSS.
During the same period, Telehealth Ontario received 4,247 calls about upper and lower respiratory disease, and NACRS recorded 19,315 cases of respiratory disease from southeastern Ontario.
ED CCs in southeastern Ontario strongly correlated in time with NACRS respiratory discharge diagnoses and calls to Telehealth Ontario about respiratory disease.
database is composed of separate SAS data files containing yearly data, the year being considered as the fiscal year.
Method of self-harm was defined using external cause of injury codes listed on the NACRS record and categorized as: self-poisoning only (ICD-10: X60-69 [and/or ICD-10: Y10-19 under SH2]); self-cutting only (ICD-10: X78 [and/or ICD-10: Y28 under SH2]); other injuries only (ICD-10: X70-77; X79-84); or, multiple methods.
Second, it was impossible to disaggregate self-harm by suicidal intent; such information is not included in the current NACRS data and ICD does not distinguish suicidal and non-suicidal acts.
14) Additional information contained in the NACRS database and used in this study included the date of visit, the age and sex of the patient and a unique patient identification number to allow tracking of multiple visits for asthma.
Acknowledgements: We thank Marc Smith-Doiron for his help in preparing the NAPS pollution data for analysis, the Canadian Institute for Health Information for providing the data from the NACRS and Drs.
The Telehealth and NACRS data sources were compared by fitting time-series models and estimating a cross-correlogram at different lags (weekly).
One statistically significant correlation was found between the Telehealth and the NACRS GI data at lag (weekly) 0, indicating increases in both series can occur simultaneously.
NACRS data are based on physicians' discharge diagnostic codes.