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.
SwiSCI - Epidemiology
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.
Estimating the Incidence of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries in Switzerland: Using Administrative Data to Identify Potential Coverage Error in a Cohort Study
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:
- the development of comprehensive knowledge on functioning, disability, health and aging with SCI in Switzerland;
- the identification of approaches centering in optimizing care, for example the use of devices, or decisions by law influencing the SCI population;
- the development of an epidemiologic database containing broad information on the characteristics of spinal cord injuries for health professionals, researchers and stakeholders in social and health care policy;
- provide a research platform for nested and joint projects and develop research capacity.