The Washington State Department of Health’s Rapid Health Information NetwOrk (RHINO) program collects near real-time health encounter data from participating hospitals and outpatient clinics throughout Washington. Washington state law requires emergency departments (EDs) to report visits to the RHINO program in a timely fashion, usually within 24 hours. As of May 2020, 100% of non-federal EDs are reporting data to RHINO. Data include demographic data such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, and clinical information such as diagnoses, triage notes, and chief complaint narratives. Data from RHINO does not contain information about the location of traffic-related incidents. For additional information, please reach out to email@example.com.
The factsheets below provide information for the year 2022 as compared to 2021 on the following topics:
- Child occupants in motor vehicle crashes
- Pedestrian (not a passenger inside of a vehicle) injuries due to motor vehicle crashes
These factsheets are intended to show the burden of traffic injuries on different populations groups in Washington and to illustrate which populations are being most impacted.
- Child Passengers In Motor Vehicle Crashes 2022 (PDF)
- Pedestrian Injuries Due To Motor Vehicle Crashes 2022 (PDF)
This report uses healthcare encounter and weather data to describe emergency department visit volume in Washington for certain summer hazards across time and by geography. Featured summer hazards include heat-related illness, smoke, asthma, boating, and drowning and submersion events.