Causes and Outcomes of Legal Intervention Injuries in Chicago
Key data notes
- Because of the national change in coding from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in the fourth quarter of 2015, the final quarter of 2015 is excluded from this analysis.
- The total number of injuries in the "Causes of injury" section exceeds 8,384 because some patients may have more than one cause of injury listed.
- Late effects refers to the onset of medical conditions after the acute phase of an earlier, causal condition has run its course.
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|Total||Outpatient||Share of outpatients||Inpatient||Share of inpatients|
|Total injuries, 2010-15||8,384||2,609||157|
|Cause of injury||Firearms||247||63||2.4%||38||24.2%|
|Blunt objects (batons, flashlights)||234||83||3.2%||3||1.9%|
|Blows or manhandling||6,531||2,042||73.3%||48||30.6%|
|Clinical outcomes||Treated in a level I or II facility||3,834||641||24.6%||105||66.9%|
|Mean length of hospitalization (days)||6.2|
|Required surgical intervention||222||54||2.1%||60||38.2%|
|Required mechanical ventilation||36||0||0.0%||11||7.0%|
|Discharged to court/law enforcement||1,038||230||8.8%||22||14.0%|