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Royal Flying Doctors Service outlines the statistics of injury in rural and remote Australia

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Do you work on injury prevention projects in rural and remote Australia? If yes, then you may be interested in the latest research report from the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service: Responding to injuries in remote and rural Australia details the most prominent injury types in rural Australia, such as falls, burns, poisonings, transport accidents, workplace injuries, drownings, self-harm and assault.

Key findings from the report include that Australians in rural areas are:

  • Almost twice as likely to experience an injury
  • 2 times more likely to be hospitalised for an injury
  • Four times more likely to die from a transport related injury
  • 8 times more likely to die from assault
  • 7 times more likely to die from suicide

The report also reveals that injuries are a leading cause of death and hospitalisation amongst children, Aboriginal Australians and Agricultural workers.

Access the report The Royal Flying Doctor Service: Responding to injuries in remote and rural Australia today or watch the ABC news report.