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Public Health Data Inventory

Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System


The Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) is a collaborative approach to obtain medical and financial outcome information related to motor vehicle crashes for highway safety and injury control decision making. CODES links motor vehicle crash records with other medical records in Nebraska including hospital discharge and death certificate data. Linkage is conducted annually and now provided by request. The database can accommodate special requests. Data are used to better understand the factors contributing to motor vehicle crashes and their associated injury outcomes.

Type of Data

The data are population-based for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

Data are collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads (crash data), the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (drivers’ license data), the Nebraska Hospital Association (hospital discharge data), and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (death data). The data have been linked annually since 1996. Usually there is one year lag. 

Related Links and Reports

Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) Injury Surveillance Home Page

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Public Health Support Unit
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-4377


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