The former EHLASS system allowed to collect serveral millions of data of Home and Leisure Accidents (HLA) in the Members States.
But, we noticed (see Psytel's study for the Commission "Evaluation of the EHLASS system") that the potential of information contained in these databases is widely underexploited.
The subjects of this search can be numerous. We propose in the present study:
- We want to carry out a study on data already acquired and available to value the information contained in these bases. We shall distinguish two points of view :
- A "macro-accidentologic" point of view : it aims to establish a global vision of the HLA phenomenon and to follow the development of the aggregated data from the basis built as part of the HIEMS constituent of the IDA EUPHIN project. We have to take into account that in some states data are not statistically representative and that methods and practices of coding may fluctuate from one state to another.
- Therefore, it is essential that mutualities and differences be recorded as to their quantity and furthermore, that conclusions be formulated as to the validity of the European data.
A "micro-accidentologic" point of view : it aims to provide precise answers to concrete questions. Then we have to consider non aggregated EHLASS data bases as reservoirs of data from which it is necessary to extract relevant information.
- to review the practices of coding concerning product codes in different Member States
- to develop and implement a fine and systematic methodology for searching defective products.
The abstract summary is available here.
For the final report please go to http://www.euroipn.org/grd/attachments/40/Final_Report.pdf