Injury and violence are major public health issues, accounting for over 5 million deaths a year and many other non-fatal outcomes. The Injury data systems, at the country level, are a key foundation of the public health approach for preventing injuries. To Promote wider and more standardized data collection for injury surveillance, and to promote best practices and policy-level changes for system-wide improvements in care of the injured; PNIPH is leading an initiative to establish the National Injury Surveillance system with close cooperation with the Ministry of Health.
Progress and Improvements
In order to establish a minimum dataset to facilitate the establishment of trauma e-registry, the PNIPH:
- Prepared the List of Injury Surveillance indicators;
- Prepared the registry forms for both new visits and follow-up visits.
- Started the pilot implementation in two governmental hospitals.
- PNIPH is now building an electronic patient base registry using a web application technology.
Ministry of Health: http://www.moh.ps/index/Books/BookType/2/Language/ar