7.2.6. EU Injury Database (IDB)
The core survey of the EU Injury Database is based on
Accident and Emergency department data from selected Member State hospitals.
This data is aggregated at the EU level in a standardised way and made
accessible in a central database.
The IDB “All Injury Coding Manual” is mostly based on the
In 2008 twelve countries - Austria, Cyprus, Denmark,
France, Germany (regional), Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal, Sweden
and UK (regional: Wales) - have implemented the core survey of the IDB. Most of these countries –
Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, Malta, UK/Wales and
Sweden – cover all types of injuries, unintentional injuries as well as
injuries due to self-harm and interpersonal violence. Information on the
detailed external causes e.g. activity, type of sports, place of occurrence,
mechanism, involved products and a narrative is provided and is comparable
across all injury sectors.