Injuries and Accidents

Fractures, poisoning and burns

This category is designed to capture research directly relating to external accidents, injuries and physical trauma and should not include endogenous studies of damage such as ischemic injury.

Intervention studies preventing or treating falls should be coded to Injuries and Accidents. It may be appropriate to also code for specific conditions if the study involves a particular patient group.

Excludes studies of wound healing, unless the wound was acquired by accident.