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Report

Hospitalisation for head injury due to assault among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, July 1999 - June 2005

Journal
Assault and battery Aboriginal Australians Australia
Description

This report argues for strengthened efforts to prevent head injury generally, with special attention to high-risk population segments.Indigenous people, particularly women, were disproportionately represented among those hospitalised for head injury due to assault. Head injury imposes a substantial burden of care on individuals and communities. Along with the costs of treating head injury, these are good reasons to strengthen efforts to prevent head injury generally, with special attention to high-risk population segments.

 

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