Our team would like to confirm on the following:
Q1) Is it true that exceptions may happen as the NEISS coding manual* may not be strictly followed by every coder?
For instance, “Repeat visits for the same event” should not be reported, p.5 of the manual.
Q2) Has it been confirmed, e.g. by the way of cohort extraction, that two different case numbers (
cpsc_case_number) will not be derived from the same person?
Q2b) Exception: a patient fell twice on two different occasions will lead to two separate entries?
Q3) Patient who admitted to hospitals multiple times due to the same fall in theory would not result in two separate entries/ rows?
Thanks a lot!