Silvia Snidero

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The scale-up method estimates the size of hard to count subpopulations. This method is based on the idea that the proportion of subjects in a subpopulation E known to each member of the general population T is the same as the proportion of members of E belonging to general population T. The aim of this study is to assess if this method is suitable for(More)
Web-based surveillance systems enhance the ability for identifying, estimating and assessing public health hazards. In this paper we describe the development of a Web-based surveillance registry called Susy Safe for inorganic foreign body injuries in children aged 0-14. The Susy Safe system, which collected 2103 cases during 2000-2002 in 19 European(More)
Foreign body injuries are a well-known threat to children due to the high risk of ingestion of small objects and choking. In order to depict the epidemiological framework of such injuries, data are mostly available for hospitalizations and partially for emergency room visits. The hidden part of the phenomenon consisting of minor self-resolved injuries is(More)
Injury Surveillance Systems based on traditional hospital records or clinical data have the advantage of being a well established, highly reliable source of information for making an active surveillance on specific injuries, like choking in children. However, they suffer the drawback of delays in making data available to the analysis, due to inefficiencies(More)
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