DARIO GREGORI, BRUNO MORRA, SILVIA SNIDERO, ROBERTO CORRADETTI, DESIDERIO PASSALI (edited by)
The ESFBI Study Final Report
Franco Angeli, Milano, 2005, pp. 510
The European Survey on Foreign Bodies injuries (EFSBI) was a study conducted in 19 European Hospitals (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Swiss, Turkey and United Kingdom) aimed at gathering data about the injures caused by foreign bodies (FB) in children aged 0-14.
The discharge records based on ICD-9CM codes 931 (FB in the airs), 932 (FB in the nose), 933 (FB in the pharynx and larynx), 934 (FB in the trachea, bronchi and lungs) and 935 (FB in the mouth, esophagus and stomach) were reviewed and data collected using a standardized protocol. The attention was not only paid to the type of object, age and complications, but also to the circumstances of the accident (the activity of the children before the injury, the presence of absence of an adult and the association of the body with other objects).
This report presents the final results of the study and its evolution into the prospective European Registry "Susy Safe".