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EDISS- Emergency Department Injury Surveillance System


CEREPRI has been assigned to collect, manage and analyze the HLA (Home and Leisure Activities) injuries in Greece through the former EHLASS project. In addition, CEREPRI also collects data for all kinds of injuries, including occupational and traffic. In 1995, EDISS (Emergency Department Injury Surveillance System) was created and contains data from 1996.

The system provides high quality data, collected by trained health visitors through personal interviews with parents/guardians and the patients themselves who have been admitted to Accident and Emergency Departments of four hospitals around the country. The collaborating hospitals are the following:

  • A. Kyriakou Children’s Hospital
  • General Trauma Hospital “Asclipieion Voula’s”
  • Regional Hospital of Volos
  • Regional Hospital of Corfu.

The two regional hospitals mainly cover injury cases from the respective administrative regions that represent their catchment areas. General Trauma Hospital “Asclipieion Voula’s” is one of the two trauma hospitals in the Greater Athens region where most adult injury victims are admitted while childhood injuries are mainly admitted at the two children’s hospitals in central Athens, one being A. Kyriakou Children’s Hospital. Therefore, the results are considered to be of reasonable representatives of injuries in the underlying population. The EDISS database contains more than 350,000 injury records along with an extensive file of variables associated with each case.

Data is coded using four different international coding systems: ICD-9, ICD-10 (from 1998), EHLASS and NOMESCO whereas extra national codes and a free text is always available to provide further details about the injury event. As of 1999, volunteers have been participating in a pilot program of data codes ICECI.

CEREPRI data can be made available –under certain conditions - to interested persons who may use this database for analytic epidemiological studies. Please contact us for additional information.

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