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INJURY DATABASE (IDB)

Contact Person: Ms. Audrey Galea


AIMS

  • To collect data and keep a register of all accidents and injuries presenting at emergency departments in Malta and Gozo, including a sample from Health Centres.
  • To provide data which may be required for surveillance and injury prevention.


 
BACKGROUND

The Injury Data Base (IDB) was officially launched in Malta in September 2004 to join other EU countries. The Directorate for Health Information and Research is the responsible body for the compilation of such data. At the moment data is being collected regularly from Gozo General Hospital and on a sample basis from health centres. Data from Emergency Departments in Malta will be collated in the near future.


 
COVERAGE

The register will collect all injuries at Emergency Departments on the islands of Malta and Gozo.


 
DATA COLLECTION AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION
 
Data for all injuries attending the Emergency Department in Gozo is collected and in Malta, in the near future.
 
Data collection occurs on a daily basis at Gozo General Hospital. The register relies on Accident and Injury Forms filled in by staff at the Emergency Department and sent to the registry.
 
The registry keeps named records in order to: 
 
  1. avoid duplicate registration; 
  2. allow the cross linkages with the Hospital Information Systems and the National Mortality Register.
 
Strict confidentiality is respected at all times.


 
PUBLICATIONS

ANNUAL REPORTS

Below are annual reports published by the IDB over the past 5 years.  To download all other reports published from 2008 to 2004 in pdf format, go to our Archive page.


THEMATIC REPORTS

Injuries in the Maltese Elderly (65+ years) 

Improving the product and service dimension in the IDB -A feasibility study 2006  http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cons_safe/serv_safe/datacollect/

Products & Services Module 2008 ​


           PUBLICATIONS FROM OTHER ORGANISATIONS




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CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT
 
In virtue of the Data Protection Act 2001, the information collected is necessary for historical and statistical purposes as well as preventive medicine, healthcare, and the protection of public health. It is strictly for use by the Ministry for Energy and Health, and shall not​ be shared with other organisations unless the law permits. The appropriate safeguards are in place where personal data is being processed. Data subjects have the right to access their data, and to have it updated. Address any queries to the Data Controller, Directorate for Health Information and Research, 95 G'Mangia Hill, G'Mangia MSD 08 or via e-mail at healthinfo@gov.mt