The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) database offers both a query tool and bulk CSV downloads at maximum one calendar year. The available data dates back to 1991.

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.

Records are weighted to estimate the total population.

Here's a fun twitter-bot using this data:

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There are two issues: (1) files are individually downloaded by year, and (2) CSV files contain encoding, for which the metadata is in PDF files and websites (see my other question related to this)

My question: Where can I find multi-year datasets that are decoded? (contain actualy injury and cause, and not just an ID number)


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I have manually downloaded the individual files and combined them into several file formats.

Combined files, total rows = 8,852,972


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