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CDC app provides injury data on the go :

December 29, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, cost of injury, and fatal injury mapping data from various trusted sources. Now this information can be accessed on mobile devices via an app called WISQARS Mobile.

 

WISQARS can be used to plan injury prevention programs and to educate the public.

The app allows users to filter by cause of death (homicide, suicide, traumatic brain injury and unintentional injury death) and filter again by sex, race/ethnicity, age groups, locations and rate type (age adjusted or crude). The app also highlights four preventable public health problems for quick and easy access within the cause of death categories: motor vehicle-related injuries, drug poisonings, traumatic brain injuries, and violence against children and youth.

The WISQARS app is free and available for iOS (http://apple.co/2gyI5kn) and Android (http://bit.ly/2fIU3H0) platforms. For more information, visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/mobile.html.

If you would like to share a first-hand experience using technology, such as software, program, app, widget, etc., to improve patient care or practice management, email submissions of 250 words or less to Cathleen Guch at cguch@aap.org.

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