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The role of principal and secondary diagnoses of hospitalized eye trauma: a nationwide cohort in Taiwan, 1996-2010.

Lee JS, Chiou MJ, Teng FL, See LC - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: The sex risk ratio was 3.1 for a principal diagnosis and 2.1 for a secondary diagnosis.The main causes of eye trauma were traffic accident, work accident, assault (among males <60 years of age), and falls (among elderly men and women).The proportion admitted to an ophthalmic department among those with a principal diagnosis of eye trauma (64.8%) was significantly higher than among those with a secondary diagnosis (2.3%) (p<.0001).

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Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital & Chang Gung University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

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Purpose: To estimate the rate of hospitalized eye trauma in Taiwan and investigate the role between principal and secondary diagnoses of such trauma.

Methods: Nationwide fixed cohort study of 1,000,000 beneficiaries from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Database was used and 4819 patients who were hospitalized for eye trauma during 1996-2010 were analyzed.

Results: During 1996-2010, the incidence rates of hospitalized eye trauma (per 100 000 person-years) were 35.0 (95% confidence interval (CI), 34.0 to 36.0) for total diagnosis, 9.8 (95% CI, 9.3 to 10.3) for a principal diagnosis, and 25.3 (95% CI, 24.4 to 26.1) for a secondary diagnosis. The sex risk ratio was 3.1 for a principal diagnosis and 2.1 for a secondary diagnosis. The main causes of eye trauma were traffic accident, work accident, assault (among males <60 years of age), and falls (among elderly men and women). The proportion admitted to an ophthalmic department among those with a principal diagnosis of eye trauma (64.8%) was significantly higher than among those with a secondary diagnosis (2.3%) (p<.0001). Patients with a principal diagnosis of eye trauma had shorter hospital stays (7.1±10.2 days) and lower fatality (0.07%) than those with a secondary diagnosis of eye trauma (10.0±31.6 days and 0.3%, respectively).

Conclusion: Data only from ophthalmic admissions tends to underestimate the true incidence rate of hospitalized eye trauma. Patients with a principal diagnosis of eye trauma had less severe injuries than did those with a secondary diagnosis.

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Cause-specific proportion of hospitalized eye trauma as a principle diagnosis among males (a) and females (b), and a secondary diagnosis among males (c) and females (d), Taiwan (1996–2010).
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pone.0123348.g002: Cause-specific proportion of hospitalized eye trauma as a principle diagnosis among males (a) and females (b), and a secondary diagnosis among males (c) and females (d), Taiwan (1996–2010).

Mentions: The age-specific distribution of E-codes (Fig 2A–2D) showed a peak for “traffic accident” at age 10–19 years, and low points at both ends of the age spectrum. In contrast, most falls occurred at the ends of the age spectrum, and the peak was seen for the oldest group. Obviously, these 2 causes combined had a predominant role in the secondary diagnosis of hospitalized eye trauma at all ages.


The role of principal and secondary diagnoses of hospitalized eye trauma: a nationwide cohort in Taiwan, 1996-2010.

Lee JS, Chiou MJ, Teng FL, See LC - PLoS ONE (2015)

Cause-specific proportion of hospitalized eye trauma as a principle diagnosis among males (a) and females (b), and a secondary diagnosis among males (c) and females (d), Taiwan (1996–2010).
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pone.0123348.g002: Cause-specific proportion of hospitalized eye trauma as a principle diagnosis among males (a) and females (b), and a secondary diagnosis among males (c) and females (d), Taiwan (1996–2010).
Mentions: The age-specific distribution of E-codes (Fig 2A–2D) showed a peak for “traffic accident” at age 10–19 years, and low points at both ends of the age spectrum. In contrast, most falls occurred at the ends of the age spectrum, and the peak was seen for the oldest group. Obviously, these 2 causes combined had a predominant role in the secondary diagnosis of hospitalized eye trauma at all ages.

Bottom Line: The sex risk ratio was 3.1 for a principal diagnosis and 2.1 for a secondary diagnosis.The main causes of eye trauma were traffic accident, work accident, assault (among males <60 years of age), and falls (among elderly men and women).The proportion admitted to an ophthalmic department among those with a principal diagnosis of eye trauma (64.8%) was significantly higher than among those with a secondary diagnosis (2.3%) (p<.0001).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital & Chang Gung University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: To estimate the rate of hospitalized eye trauma in Taiwan and investigate the role between principal and secondary diagnoses of such trauma.

Methods: Nationwide fixed cohort study of 1,000,000 beneficiaries from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Database was used and 4819 patients who were hospitalized for eye trauma during 1996-2010 were analyzed.

Results: During 1996-2010, the incidence rates of hospitalized eye trauma (per 100 000 person-years) were 35.0 (95% confidence interval (CI), 34.0 to 36.0) for total diagnosis, 9.8 (95% CI, 9.3 to 10.3) for a principal diagnosis, and 25.3 (95% CI, 24.4 to 26.1) for a secondary diagnosis. The sex risk ratio was 3.1 for a principal diagnosis and 2.1 for a secondary diagnosis. The main causes of eye trauma were traffic accident, work accident, assault (among males <60 years of age), and falls (among elderly men and women). The proportion admitted to an ophthalmic department among those with a principal diagnosis of eye trauma (64.8%) was significantly higher than among those with a secondary diagnosis (2.3%) (p<.0001). Patients with a principal diagnosis of eye trauma had shorter hospital stays (7.1±10.2 days) and lower fatality (0.07%) than those with a secondary diagnosis of eye trauma (10.0±31.6 days and 0.3%, respectively).

Conclusion: Data only from ophthalmic admissions tends to underestimate the true incidence rate of hospitalized eye trauma. Patients with a principal diagnosis of eye trauma had less severe injuries than did those with a secondary diagnosis.

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