Personal injuries

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1058585

Research report

16 May 2018

This report focuses on trends in hospitalised (serious) fall injury for people aged 65 and over that occurred over the period 2002–03 to 2014–15. Information is also presented on the hospital care provided.

Research report

16 May 2018

This report shows that the rate of hospitalised injury cases in Australia rose between 1999–00 and 2014–15 by an average of 1% per year. In 2014–15, case numbers and rates were higher for males than females for all age groups up to 60–64, and higher...

Research report

16 May 2018

In 2014–15, 264 newly incident cases of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) due to external causes were reported to the Australian Spinal Cord Injury Register.

Research report

Work-related injury and disease in Australian transport sector workers
11 May 2018

Transport workers are up to five times more likely to be injured at work than any other Australian worker, according to this research. Train drivers, in particular, are thirty times more likely to develop a mental health condition than any other worker.

Research report

An analysis of fatalities and traffic offences in New Zealand: final report
24 Apr 2018

This research looked at 200 fatal crashes where seat belts were not worn. It showed that 75% of victims were male and that young New Zealanders were over-represented.

Journal article

26 Mar 2018

The relationships between older adults and their home environments are commonly built upon several decades of personal-expression, values and goals. However, fall preventative home modifications often create a dissonance between existing environments and efforts to prevent falls at home.

Discussion paper

22 Mar 2018

This Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) includes the five policy options being considered, the ACCC's preliminary recommendation, as well as a series of questions for stakeholder consideration.

Report

15 Mar 2018

This report discusses the context within which work health and safety and road traffic safety currently intersect, and the process followed during the preparation of a work health and safety guide.

Journal article

12 Mar 2018

This article examines how health professionals can play a key role in identifying and preventing the recurrence of intentional injury.

Report

12 Feb 2018

Road crashes impose intangible, financial and economic costs to society. These costs include reduced quality of life, reduced productivity and medical and other resource costs. The Ministry of Transport updates the social cost of road crashes and injuries annually to allow comparison of the costs...

Research report

7 Feb 2018

Almost 22,000 people were hospitalised in the period from 2010–11 to 2014–15 as a result of injury which occurred on a farm; over three-quarters of them (77%) were males.

Research report

22 Jan 2018

Between 2008–09 and 2012–13, just over 1,200 people aged 15 and older sustained a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in Australia, and were admitted to a specialist spinal unit.

Journal article

7 Dec 2017

Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industry, but new research shows there has been no improvement in work-related fatality rates in the sector in NSW for at least 15 years.

Journal article

1 Dec 2017

This study aimed to identify the causative organisms in marine wounds sustained in the subtropical and tropical coastal waters of the Indian Ocean, Gascoyne region (north-west), Western Australia.

Survey

21 Nov 2017

A survey of almost 20,000 people by the Bicycle Network has confirmed what most Australians already know - mandatory helmet laws have had a negative impact on cycling participation rates in this country.

Research report

15 Nov 2017

In NSW each year, over 40% of deaths of young people aged between 1 and 17 years are injury-related. There are many more child injuries that do not result in death. Overall, the burden of childhood injury is a significant health, well-being and public policy issue.

Discussion paper

13 Nov 2017

This issues paper includes a series of questions that the ACCC is considering as part of their investigation into quad bike safety and consider the merits of implementing a safety standard for quad bikes under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

Report

9 Nov 2017

This report focuses on acute care services provided by hospitals for sports injuries treated in Australian hospitals in 2012–13.

Report

9 Nov 2017

This report covers work-related injury by providing information on two sets of hospitalised cases. The first is hospitalised cases funded by workers’ compensation. The second, which overlaps with the first, is hospitalised injury cases where the injury was reported as having occurred while the patient...

Research report

25 Oct 2017

This report presents trends in fall related hospital care for people aged 65 and older from 2002–03 to 2012–13.