Violence and Injury Prevention

Data collection

Data collection is defined as the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data necessary for designing, implementing, and evaluating public health prevention programs. To develop effective prevention strategies, countries need to improve their information. In particular, countries need to know about the numbers and types of injuries that occur and about the circumstances in which those injuries occur. Such information will indicate how serious the injury problem is, and where prevention measures are most urgently needed.

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More about data collection

  • Classification systems
    Injury surveillance systems and surveys require a standard system for classifying injuries and violence.

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