Description of the Ohio CODES ProgramThe Ohio CODES Program is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It assesses the medical and financial outcomes of motor vehicle crashes in Ohio by linking data from traffic crash reports with various sources of injury data, including emergency medical services (EMS) runs and hospital inpatient and emergency department admissions in Ohio. By linking crash, vehicle and behavior characteristics to specific medical and financial outcomes, potential prevention strategies can be identified to inform highway safety planning and decision-making in Ohio.
Data Sources for the Ohio CODES Program
- Crash data: Ohio Department of Public Safety
- Ambulance/emergency medical services data: Division of Emergency Medical Services, Ohio Department of Public Safety
- Hospital inpatient and emergency department admission data: Ohio Hospital Association
- Trauma registry data: Division of Emergency Medical Services, Ohio Department of Public Safety
- Death certificate data: Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio CODES Program represents a collaborative effort among state agencies and private organizations committed to reducing the number of deaths and injuries occurring on Ohio’s roadways. The participating organizations include:
- Center for Injury Research and Policy
- Ohio Department of Public Safety
- Ohio Hospital Association
- Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio CODES Program is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).