National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS)

Topic/focus: Disease - Specific / Registry
Year(s): 1979 - 1996; 1997 - Present
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Study and sample characteristics: Medical records
Universe: NEISS hospital’s emergency room visits involving consumer products.
Variables: ~20
Access: Publically available, online tool
Cost: Free
Key web links: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System
Primary Institutional Contact: EDRC Coordinator (

Summary: CPSC’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) is a national probability sample of hospitals in the U.S. and its territories. 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.



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