European Injury DataBase (EU-IDB): data analysis 2020

Marco Giustini, Gianni Fondi, Dritan Bejko, Robert Bauer, Huib Valkenberg, Alessio Pitidis, EU-IDB Working Group, Jessica Pastore, Betty Bisdorff

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRoma
PublisherIstituto Superiore di Sanita
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023

Publication series

NameRapporti ISTISAN
ISSN (Print)1123-3117
ISSN (Electronic)2384-8936


  • public health report


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