256068 Development of Injury Surveillance System in Korea

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Jin Seok Lee , Department of Health Ploicy and Management, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
According to the OECD Health Data 2010, Korea is a country the second highest injury mortality rate. Approximately twelve percent of total death occurred from external causes and eighteen percent of total population used medical services because of injuries during recent one year in Korea. In order to respond effectively to the injury problems, national-wide injury surveillance system is very important. Injury data are produced by various agencies in Korea as with other countries. However, that is fragmented across agencies and systematic linkages and cooperation among agencies are very seldom. In addition, agencies use different standards for collecting and defining similar information. Some agencies and experts have proposed national-wide integrated injury surveillance system after the 2000s. However, these proposals failed to performance because of agencies' passive and uncooperative manner. For this reason, Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) got down to establishment of integrated injury surveillance system in the mid-2000s. KCDC's injury surveillance system consists of hospital based surveillance and community based surveillance. KCDC has been conducting surveillance on ER injury patients and follow-up examinations on discharged patients from 2005, and it has been conducting based injury in-depth surveillance since from 2006. It has been also conducting community surveillance through national wide survey such as the Korea National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey and the Community Health Survey. KCDC has held the injury surveillance forum twice a year since 2007 with the purpose of building up cooperative relationship among agencies and discussion about standardization of injury data.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Administration, management, leadership
Communication and informatics
Program planning
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Expliain the current status of injury surveillance system in Korea

Keywords: Injury Control, Injury Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am responsible for development of injury surveillance system of Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention since 2010.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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