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World Health Organization Injuries and Violence Prevention ICECI: State of Affairs 1. Current position of ICECI 2. Overall planning 3. Other relevant information.

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1 World Health Organization Injuries and Violence Prevention ICECI: State of Affairs 1. Current position of ICECI 2. Overall planning 3. Other relevant information 4. Activities for maintenance of ICECI

2 World Health Organization Injuries and Violence Prevention Current Position of ICECI Need alphabetical index - process underway at WHO Translation - French translation is being reviewed Overview of categories - once indexing and translation completed Sent to CAS for checking

3 World Health Organization Injuries and Violence Prevention Acceptance of ICECI into Family of International Classification CAS assessed taxonomy –Classification should be comprehensive –At each level there should be a single axis of classification –Categories should be mutually exclusive –Example

4 World Health Organization Injuries and Violence Prevention Taxonomy Issues (1) 8.98 Other specified utensil or container Rubbish bin, trash can, dumpster Includes: "Wheeliebin" Heavy container, box, package nec Includes:  container or box weighing more than 5 kilograms/10 pounds nec  bales of hay  large rolls (e.g., of paper) Bag, sack nec Excludes: plastic bag ( ) Other specified utensil or container The content is broader than the title. bales of hay and rolls of paper are neither containers nor utensils

5 World Health Organization Injuries and Violence Prevention Taxonomy Issues (2) 9.08 Tobacco or related product Cigarette, cigar, pipe Lighter, match Other tobacco/tobacco product Includes: pipe tobacco, ashtray, chewing tobacco, etc Aids to quit smoking Includes: chewing gum containing nicotine, etc Other specified tobacco or related product Unspecified tobacco or related product Again, the categories are not mutually exclusive. Also, it is not clear why pipe is included at while pipe tobacco is at

6 World Health Organization Injuries and Violence Prevention Taxonomy Issues (3) Need to control the structure by adhering to basic taxonomic principles Sent to WHO Centre for the Family of International Classifications in the Netherlands which has responsibility for both the ICD ad ICF for reviewing ICECI to help these issues

7 World Health Organization Injuries and Violence Prevention Overall planning ICD Centre heads meeting in October 2002 Will have overview of the issues that come forward as a result of translation and indexing Plans for improvements

8 World Health Organization Injuries and Violence Prevention Other relevant information Spanish coding form - 3 month pilot test of form in Colombia starting May 2002 Norwegian translation - on hold WHO guidelines are published MDS-Is in Europe - developed by Consumer Safety Institute; currently working on implementation Website - launched 9/2001 Requests for information - number of questions are being asked by users of ICECI; who should provide info to them?

9 World Health Organization Injuries and Violence Prevention Activities for maintenance of ICECI (1) Co-ordination – WHO maintenance group – clearinghouse – co-ordination of development of minimum data sets – link between ICD-10 and ICECI Dissemination of ICECI – training of developers of data collection systems – promotion of ICECI – development of materials for active promotion

10 World Health Organization Injuries and Violence Prevention Activities for maintenance of ICECI (2) Roles of stakeholders: WHO-CAS WHO-VIP Links Committee Working group on Injury Surveillance Methodology ICECI Co-ordination and Maintenance Group ICECI secretariat


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