PART II - HEALTH CONDITIONS
8.1. OVERALL DISABILITY DATA AND POLICIES
8.1.4. Future developments
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EUROSTAT launched in 2006 a project, with the aim to develop a survey module on Disability and Social Integration
(EDSIM). This module is being designed as a free-standing module
that could be included to provide health information in non-health surveys such
as a Labour Force Survey as well as to be a core additional component of a
European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) and so should be complementary to the
other modules already prepared.
An English version of the EDSIM module has been prepared and screened with
cognitive testing. A first discussion with all MS on this module has been held
in 2007 in Dublin at a European meeting on Disability statistics. The EDSIM
module, translated in Italian and Lithuanian, is being pilot tested in Italy,
Lithuania and United Kingdom. A larger translation and testing is also planned.
On the basis of the results of the testing
phase, a decision will then be made (by the Technical Group HIS and by the
EUROSTAT Working Group on Public Health statistics) regarding the full
implementation of the EDSIM module within the context of the EHSS (European
Health Survey System).