European Injury Database (EU-IDB) data analysis report 2020.

Published by:  the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS)

Written by:  Marco Giustini, Gianni Fondi, Dritan Bejko, Robert Bauer, Huib Valkenberg and Alessio Pitidis for the EU-IDB Working Group

The EU-IDB (European Injury Database) contains cross-national data on the external causes and circumstances of injuries treated in the Emergency Departments of hospitals. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the development and evaluation of injury prevention policies and programmes, which aim to control external risks. The information is complementary to death and hospital discharge statistics and specific surveillance systems on road and workplace accidents. Unique is the wealth of information about external circumstances of injuries as needed for evidence-based prevention actions. The IDB data are collected by dedicated national agencies and provided to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (the National Institute of Health in Italy) which hosts the databank. At the European level, the system is legally based on the Council Recommendation C164 on the prevention of injury and the promotion of safety and the Regulation (EC) 1338/2008 on community statistics on public health and health and safety at work.

This report has been published by Italy’s ISS and is available here.

Call for an “Pan-European Injury Database” article to be included into the Commission’s GPSR-proposal
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Injuries in the European Union 2009-2018
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Injuries in the European Union 2012-2014
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IDB-Operating Manual
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Data Quality Report 2010-2016
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Comparison IBD-data with other data sources
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More information on Injury Data:
EU Injury database. Introduction to the functioning of the Injury Database (IDB)

Injury data collection: An effective tool for helping to cut the societal costs of injuries

Manual for the calculation of the direct medical costs of injury

Annexes to the manual for the calculation of direct medical costs of injury

IDB Manual for the Calculation of Incidence Rates and Confidence Intervals

Guidelines for the conduction of empirical studies into injury-related disability (2005)

Guidelines for the conduction of follow-up studies measuring injury-related disability / Ed F. van Beeck, Claus F. Larsen, Ronan A. Lyons, Saakje Mulder, ...Journal of trauma 62(2007)2(February)

Technical report on the sustainability of the IDB data exchange at EU level under the new health information

Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY) estimates for injury utilising the European Injury Data Base (IDB), May 2017
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Measuring Injury Related Health Inequalities using data from the European Injury Data Base (IDB), July 2017
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Joint call  for a pan-European accident and injury data system, joint call to EC by European stakeholders in consumer safety, March 2013

Assessment of the opportunities for increasing the availability of EU data on consumer product-related injuries

Joint Position Paper for a Revitalisation of the European Injury Database

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