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Inj Prev. 2002 Mar;8(1):83-6.

Development and use of a population based injury surveillance system: the all Wales Injury Surveillance System (AWISS).

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  • 1Department of Epidemiology, Statistics and Public Health, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK.

Abstract

This report details the development and use of a population based emergency room surveillance system in the UK. Despite some difficulties in accessing high quality data the system has stimulated a considerable number of research and intervention projects. While surveillance systems with high quality data collection and coding parameters remain the gold standard, imperfect systems, particularly if population based, can play a substantial part in stimulating injury prevention initiatives.

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PMC1730805
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