CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System: background and methodology
Publication: Injury Prevention
Topics: Accidents/Unintentional Homicide Public Health Suicide Surveillance/Data Collection U.S./National
Keywords: NVDRS report violent death
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The authors describe the goals and methods of a new surveillance called the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its objective is the collection of detailed, timely information on all violent deaths. Currently, state health departments from 13 states (Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin) participate. The quality of surveillance data will be evaluated on acceptability, accuracy, sensitivity, timeliness, utility, and cost. The authors note that NVDRS aims to provide high quality data that will be useful for prevention of all types of violence.
Paulozzi, L. J., Mercy, J., Frazier, L., & Annest, J. L. (2004). CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System: background and methodology. Injury Prevention, 10(1), 47-52.
Paulozzi, L. J., et al. "CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System: Background and Methodology." Injury Prevention 10.1 (2004): 47-52.