Improved methodology for data collection on accidents and disabilities - Integration of European Injury Statistics

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 201524
EC contribution
: € 1,519,256.98
: 36 months
Starting date
: 01/05/2008
: injury surveillance, accident statistics, injury prevention, hospital data.
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For the implementation of a prevention-oriented injury surveillance in the EU valid and reliable indicators for the array of external causes of injury morbidity are needed. Whereas no single EU health statistics fulfil that demand, the integration of two existing data sources - the prevention-oriented European Injury Database (IDB) and the routine Hospital Discharge Registers (HDR) - is considered the most promising approach to that avail.

The INTEGRIS project was proposed to provide the necessary research and technology input for the IDB-HDR integration through an evaluated demonstration project in six Member States.

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