Whenever a woman visits a hospital emergency room due to violence, data is collected via an electronic health record using NOMESCO, ICD-10, NCSP, and NIC (Nursing Intervention Classification) classification systems as well as free text (un-coded), where applicable. A special team consisting of physicians, nurses and psychologists is activated and follow-up is scheduled on an individual basis. Information on the relationship between the victim and perpetrator is collected. This procedure has been followed for many years in the Reykjavík city area. The practice may be different in smaller municipalities. Data is collected on a needs basis (e.g. first visit and follow up visits). Data is located at the site of collection and accessible at an individual level. Coded data is also accessible on an aggregated level for statistical purposes. Confidentiality and privacy of individuals is ensured.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Iceland to the questionnaire on violence 2010