Injuries and violence contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality and impact daily life for individuals and communities. In 2012, 4,170 Virginians died and more than 35,000 were hospitalized as a result of injury and violence-related causes. These hospitalizations resulted in more than 165,000 days of inpatient care and more than 1.4 billion dollars in medical charges. From motor vehicle traffic accidents and unintentional falls to suicide and assault, injuries and violence affect health across the Commonwealth.
The Virginia Online Injury Reporting System (VOIRS) has been designed to provide the public with data on deaths and hospitalizations
attributable to injury. The Division of Prevention and Health Promotion, in partnership with the Division of Policy and Evaluation, has developed this
online injury reporting system to allow quick and easy access to basic injury data. The system will allow you to create customized data reports on various
types of injury hospitalizations and deaths. Data are available for both intentional and unintentional injuries, and some demographic and geographic
information is included to allow for more detailed analysis.
Currently the database contains data on injury-related hospitalizations and deaths for Virginia residents, for the period of 1999 to 2012. VOIRS will be updated periodically as new data become available.
For questions about VOIRS, please contact the Injury and Violence Epidemiologist, Anne Zehner, at email@example.com.
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