Chemical Injury Surveillance for New Zealand, 2007: Annual Report 2008 for Ministry of Health, Wellington

Catherine Tisch, D. Slaney

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The 'Chemical Injury Surveillance for New Zealand, 2007' report summarises data and provides commentary on the burden of injury associated with chemical injuries for New Zealand during 2007. Mortality data are sourced from the Coronial Services Office; during 2007, 80 people died from a chemical related injury (data estimated to be 50-60% complete). The New Zealand Health Information Service provides the CISS with inpatient hospitalisation details; 8,606 people were hospitalised during 2007 with a chemical related injury. In addition, local hospital poisoning notifications (emergency department patients and inpatients) are voluntarily submitted from a number of hospitals representing the following DHBs; Auckland, Capital and Coast, (delete Wairarapa) West Coast, and Southland. This Annual Report is the second year that national chemical/poison related notifiable diseases (chemical poisoning from the environment, decompression sickness, lead absorption and toxic shellfish poisoning) sourced from EpiSurv were included in the CISS and the first year that hazardous substances injury were included (deleted some text). Summarised National Poison Centre calls and spraydrift complaints are also presented. The 2007 Annual Report is the first time that national accident claim data from the Accident Compensation Corporation and national media analysis has been incorporated. The report concludes with a presentation of updated Coronial Service Office data on fatal chemical injury deaths for 2005 and 2006.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherChemical Injury Surveillance System (CISS)
Commissioning bodyNew Zealand Ministry of Health
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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