Chamberlain JD, Buzzell A, Gmünder HP, Hug K, Jordan X, Moser A, Schubert M, Zwahlen M, Brinkhof MWG, and the SwiSCI Study Group and the Swiss National Cohort: Comparison of all-cause and cause-specific mortality of persons with traumatic spinal cord injuries to the general Swiss population: Results from a national cohort study. Neuroepidemiology 2019;52:205–213, DOI: 10.1159/000496976.
Chamberlain JD, Deriaz O, Hund-Georgiadis M, Meier S, Scheel-Sailer A, Schubert M, Stucki G, Brinkhof MWG: Epidemiology and contemporary risk profile of traumatic spinal cord injury in Switzerland. Injury Epidemiology, 2015;2(1):28. Epub 2015 Nov 2.
A main goal of SwiSCI is to establish a reliable epidemiological database for SCI that may inform Swiss social and health policy regarding measures to prevent SCI as well as to anticipate likely increases in the future demand on resources for external support and specialized care.
To that purpose the study aims to provide reliable estimates of key epidemiological indicators related to mortality, morbidity and functioning for SCI and the demographic, geographic and other variation in relation to the health system in these statistics.
Chamberlain JD, Ronca E, Brinkhof MWG: Estimating the incidence of traumatic spinal cord injuries in Switzerland: Using administrative data to identify potential coverage error in a cohort study. Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14430.
In order to better understand and optimize the quality of life and health of persons with SCI SwiSCI strives for three special aims: