Unintentional Injuries

Summary of admissions to hospital and deaths in Scotland from unintentional injuries and assaults.

All publications and supporting material to this topic area can be found on the Public Health Scotland Emergency Care Website. Further information on unintentional injuries can be found in the recent annual publication. The date of the next release can be found on our list of forthcoming publications.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Source SMR01, NRS Deaths registrations
Author PHS Benchmarking Team
Version 1.0
Last Updated October 10, 2023, 09:38 (BST)
Created February 27, 2020, 15:07 (GMT)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Emergency Care
Frequency Annual
Time frame of data and timeliness Data ranges from 2013-2022 (deaths) and 2013/14-2022/23 (admissions).
Coverage Covers all NHS Boards in Scotland.
Completeness For completeness of SMR01 see https://www.opendata.nhs.scot/dataset/scottish-morbidity-record-completeness
Accuracy SMR01 data are subjected to validation on submission. The figures are compared to previous years' figures and to expected trends. The SMR01 data are also occasionally assessed for accuracy by PHS's Data Quality Assurance.
Continuity of data Data are reported from 2013 for deaths and from 2013/14 for emergency admissions.
Concepts and definitions Unintentional Injuries Publication: Appendix A1 - Background Information
Disclosure The PHS protocol on Statistical Disclosure Protocol (https://publichealthscotland.scot/publications/statistical-disclosure-control-protocol/) is followed.
Revision statement Any incomplete data due to shortfalls in submissions from NHS Boards are revised at the next publication.
Official statistics designation National Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics This data has been used for looking at the performance of these services, to plan for future needs, to look at quality improvement, to see how services are changing over time and many other uses.
Format csv
Language English

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