Causes and Outcomes of Legal Intervention Injuries in Cook County
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 in Illinois||Cook County Outpatient||Share of outpatients||Cook County Inpatient||Share of inpatients|
|Total injuries, 2010-15||8,384||1,393||56|
|Cause of injury||Firearms||247||29||2.1%||10||17.9%|
|Blunt objects (batons, flashlights)||234||54||3.9%||0||0.0%|
|Blows or manhandling||6,531||1,090||78.2%||22||39.3%|
|Clinical outcomes||Treated in a level I or II facility||3,834||591||42.4%||56||100.0%|
|Mean length of hospitalization (days)||6.1|
|Required surgical intervention||222||8||0.6%||16||28.6%|
|Required mechanical ventilation||36||0||0.0%||2||3.6%|
|Discharged to court/law enforcement||1,038||189||13.6%||4||7.1%|