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1 Injuries in the Barren River District Barren River District Health Department Safe Communities Project

2 Injuries in the Barren River District During 2001, 21,438 Barren River District residents sought care for treatment of injuries from area hospital emergency departments. Counties in the Barren River District are Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Simpson and Warren. Participating hospitals include: TJ Samson Community Hospital; The Medical Centers at Bowling Green, Franklin and Scottsville; Greenview Regional Hospital; and Logan Memorial Hospital.

3 Patients by Gender Females 49% Males 51%

4 Patients by Age Group

5 Patients by Race White 89% Black 8% Hispanic 1% Other / Unknown 2%

6 Payor Medicaid 11% Self-Pay 11% Workers Comp 5% Private 32% Other / Unknown 29% Medicare 12%

7 Hospital Charges Note: Hospital Charges data was not available for 6,120 patients.

8 Patients by County of Residence Warren 48% Simpson 4% Metcalfe 4% Logan 15% Hart 3% Edmonson 4% Butler 4% Barren 19% The first quarter of 2001 from The Medical Center at Franklin was not available and is not included in this database.

9 Discharge Status 93% of patients were discharged to home/self- care. 311 (1.5%) were transferred to another hospital for inpatient care. 499 (2.3%) were discharged to a skilled nursing home or an intermediate care facility. 64 patients died from their injuries.

10 Time of Admission 11PM-5AM 11% 6AM-8AM 7% Unknown 8% 7PM-10PM 23% 5PM-6PM 12% 9AM-4PM 39%

11 Month of Admission

12 Type of Injury TypeNumberPercent of Total Railway accidents1.005% Motor vehicle crashes 2, % Pedal cycle accidents %

13 Type of Injury TypeNumberPercent of Total ATV or other off- road motor vehicle % Water transport accidents 130.1% Air transport accidents %

14 Type of Injury TypeNumberPercent of Total Accidental poisonings % Problems during medical/surgical procedures %

15 Type of Injury TypeNumberPercent of Total Falls5, % Fire & flames 880.4% Excessive physical exercise 2,0189.4%

16 Type of Injury TypeNumberPercent of Total Dog bites2041.0% Bites from other animals 780.4% Bites/stings from insects/snakes %

17 Type of Injury TypeNumberPercent of Total Struck, caught, cut accidentally 4, % Struck by lightning 40.02% Adverse reactions to medicines 1,3516.3%

18 Type of Injury TypeNumberPercent of Total Self-inflicted injuries % Injuries inflicted by others % Inj. undetermined if accidental or intentional %

19 Produced by Barren River Health Department Safe Communities Project Christine Hanshaw, RN Project Director July 2, 2002


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