Posted On: April 25, 2012 by Stephen Bilkis

Head injury data can come from a number of sources

Head injury data can come from a number of sources, according to Lawyers, allowing for a comprehensive study of the causes and effects, so treatment might be more efficient and effective – or even so such injuries can be prevented entirely, in some cases.

National public health records in New York City and Westchester are largely mortality studies from death certificates. There may be some information available from hospital admissions, depending upon the country, doctors have found. In fact, in some locations, the authorities keep records of cause-related injuries, like industrial injuries.

Studies specifically related to head injury can also be a good source of data. These can be used to study such things as incidence and mortality rates across an entire nation. This can be difficult, however, when it comes to a large population. Whatever findings the studies reveal might underestimate the real rates.

A study can also be based upon population, taking a single group in a state or even a county, or an urban or rural area to take a sample of head injury incidences. Simply put, the smaller the size of the sample, the greater the chance of gaining an accurate measure of the true incidence of head injuries.

Another source of information is clinical topic reports. When it comes to head injuries, a clinical study can further categorize the injuries as mild, moderate, or severe and give more detailed information in general about the injury itself, such as how it occurred, and the conditions associated with it, such as vehicular accidents, or sporting accidents, or falls.