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Table 1 Ohio Trauma Registry Patient Inclusion Criteria*

From: History and development of trauma registry: lessons from developed to developing countries

Category A: One of the following
1. Patient's first or initial admission for at least 48 hours
2. Patients who transfer into or out of any hospital, regardless of their length of stay
3. Patients who are dead on arrival (DOA)
4. Patients who die after receiving any evaluation or treatment while on hospital premises
Category B: One of the following diagnoses
ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes ICD-9-CM Diagnoses Descriptions
800.0 – 819.9 Fractures
821.0 – 904.9 Fractures, dislocations/sprains, intracranial injury, internal injury of thorax, abdomen and pelvis, open wounds, injury to blood vessels
911.0, 911.1, 912.0, 912.1 Abrasions or friction burns to trunk, shoulder and upper arm
916.0, 916.1, 919.0, 919.1 Abrasions or friction burns to hip, thigh, leg, ankle, other or multiple sites
920.0 – 929.9 Contusions and crush injury
940.0 – 959.9 Burns, injury to nerves and spinal cord, traumatic complications and unspecified injury
991.0 – 991.6 Frostbite, hypothermia and external effects of cold
994.0, 994.1, 994.7, 994.8 Asphyxiation, strangulation, drowning, and electrocution
987.9 Smoke inhalation
995.50 – 995.59 Child maltreatment and abuse
***OR***
ICD-9-CM Diagnoses   E-CODE
348.4 Uncal herniation AND WITH  
348.5 Cerebral Edema ANY OF THE E800 – E848.8
348.8 Pneumocephalus FOLLOWING E877.8 – E905.0
372.72 Subconjunctival hemorrhage External Cause Codes E906.0 – E928.8
518.5 Traumatic ARDS (E-Codes) E950.0 – E999
784.7 Epistaxis   
  1. Codes separated by a hyphen indicate a range of codes including both codes AND all codes in between. Example 800.0 – 801.5 Codes separated by a comma indicate a single code. Example 901.1, 901.2, 901.8
  2. *Adapted from Ohio Trauma Registry Data Element Description Manual, January 2003 edition, Division of EMS, Ohio Department of Public Safety.