Product categories

HomeInfo & resourcesProduct safety directoryBrowse by organisation typeOnlineNational Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), CPSC

National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), CPSC

Description

For nearly 30 years the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has operated a statistically valid injury surveillance and follow-back system known as the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS). The primary purpose of NEISS has been to provide timely data on consumer product-related injuries occurring in the U.S. In the year 2000, CPSC initiated an expansion of the system to collect data on all injuries. With the expansion, NEISS becomes an important public health research tool, not just for CPSC, but for users throughout the U.S. and around the world. The NEISS is a national probability sample of hospitals in the U.S. and its territories. Patient information is collected from each NEISS hospital for every emergency visit involving an injury associated with consumer products. From this sample, the total number of product-related injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms nationwide can be estimated.

Contact details

Telephone number(s)

General information: (301) 504-7923
Toll free consumer hotline: 800-638-2772

Fax number

(301) 504-0124

Email(s)

Web form: Not supplied

Web address

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Research--Statistics/NEISS-Injury-Data/

Office address

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway
Bethesda MD 2081

Update entry National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), CPSC

If the details for National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), CPSC are incorrect or have changed you may use the following link to make the necessary changes:

Update details for National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), CPSC

(Please note you are about to edit information on the ACCC website not for the website of National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), CPSC. If you wish to contact National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), CPSC please visit the website listed above.)

© Copyright ACCC 2014 Contact us | Site map | Glossary | New on site | Help | Privacy | Disclaimer & copyright | Accessibility | Login | Chinese language information page 中文信息