LINCS : Linking Information for Nonfatal Crash Surveillance : a guide for integrating motor vehicle crash data to help keep Americans safe on the road
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LINCS : Linking Information for Nonfatal Crash Surveillance : a guide for integrating motor vehicle crash data to help keep Americans safe on the road

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      The Linking Information for Nonfatal Crash Surveillance (LINCS) Guide is intended to help states start a data linkage program or expand their current program to help prevent motor vehicle crash-related injuries and deaths. The guide discusses the key components of successful linkage programs and details each step in the data linkage process.

      Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are a leading cause of death for people aged 1-54 years in the United States (U.S.). More than 100 people die in MVCs each day and thousaOne method to better understand MVCs is to effectively use existing data sources, such as police, hospital, and emergency medical services (EMS) records. These data sources contain different information and the data sets are generally collected and stored separately. Therefore, linking the data sets together can create a more comprehensive understanding of MVCs by pulling all of the data together into one linked data set. A linked data set will include information about what happened before (e.g., impaired driving), during (e.g., seat belt was being used), and after a crash (e.g., medical outcomes and costs).nds more are injured. Understanding the risk factors and ways to address them can help prevent MVC-related injuries and deaths and reduce costs.

      The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) enlisted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH)—a federally funded research and development center operated by The MITRE Corporation—to create a guide to help states start or enhance data linkage programs. Linking MVC data sets creates a more comprehensive set of linked data for each MVC incident and for each individual involved in the MVC. Comprehensive MVC linked data can enable analysis of the relationships among contributing factors, interventions, outcomes, and impacts. For example, one advantage of linking police MVC records to hospital records is to assess the magnitude of nonfatal MVC injuries and associated healthcare costs.

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      Executive Summary -- Motor Vehicle Crashes and LINCS -- Introduction -- The LINCS Guide -- Section 1. Establishing a Motor Vehicle Crash Data Linkage Program -- Section 2. Building Partnerships -- Section 3. Developing a Business Model -- Section 4. Establishing the Data Linkage Process -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. National Systems for Motor Vehicle Crash Data -- Appendix B. Literature Review of Published Motor Vehicle Crash Research Using Linked Data -- Appendix C. Crash Outcome -- Data Evaluation System (CODES) -- Appendix D. Stakeholder Listening Sessions -- Appendix E. Select Data Linkage Method(s) -- Appendix F. Select Data Linkage Tools. -- Appendix G. State Motor Vehicle Crash Data Linkage Programs -- Appendix H. Motor Vehicle Crash Data Linkage Program Resources -- Appendix I. Department of Transportation Traffic Records Coordinating Committee Technical Assistance Resources -- Appendix J. Security Program Activities -- Appendix K. Privacy Program Activities. -- Appendix L. Sample Data Use Agreement -- Appendix M. Reduce Computational Requirements. -- Appendix N. Multiple Imputation and Missing Data -- Appendix O. Assessing Data Quality: Variation -- Appendix P. Evaluating Data Linkage Processes -- Appendix Q. Examples of MVC Data Content Standards -- Appendix R. Explanation of Figures for Accessibility -- Acknowledgments -- Acronyms. -- Glossary – References.
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