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Injury Evidence Bank

Providing a summary of injury prevention evidence together in one location, the Evidence Bank aims to increase the awareness of reliable, accurate and authoritative research pieces.

If you would like a piece of evidence added to the Bank, please click here.

When searching the evidence bank the following search filters are available:

Primary target audience: The segmented group which the intervention or focus of the evidence is aiming to have the greatest influence on.

Stage of injury prevention: The three different stages in which interventions can take place; primary (aims to prevent an injury from occurring in the first place), secondary (early detection and prompt intervention) and tertiary (lessening the impact of an injury which has occurred and preventing a recurrence).

Setting: The place or environment in which the intervention was conducted or targeting.

In the future the Know Injury Evidence Bank will expand to include;

  • Drowning
  • Poisoning
  • Intentional self-harm
  • Violence
Note: Developed in collaboration with the WA Road Safety Education Committee. Following the success of the Road Trauma Evidence Bank, the resource has been expanded to additional injury topics.

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Year Injury Topic Stage of Injury Prevention Primary Target Audience Setting Reference

2007

Falls

Secondary

Older Adults (65 years and over)

World Health Organization. WHO Global Report on Falls Prevention in Older Age. (2007). Available from; https://www.who.int/ageing/publications/Falls_prevention7March.pdf

2009

Falls

Primary

Older Adults (65 years and over)

Home Safety

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Preventing Falls and Harm From Falls in Older People. Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities. (2009). Available from; https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/sites/default/files/migrated/Guidelines-RACF.pdf

2009

Falls

Primary

Older Adults (65 years and over)

Home Safety

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in HealthCare. Preventing Falls and Harm From Falls in Older People. Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Community Care. (2009). Available from; https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/sites/default/files/migrated/Guidelines-COMM.pdf

2009

Falls

Secondary

Older Adults (65 years and over)

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Preventing Falls and Harm From Falls in Older People. Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Hospitals. 2009. Available from; https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/sites/default/files/migrated/Guidelines-HOSP1.pdf

2014

Falls

Primary

Whole Community

Home Safety, School Safety, Transport Safety, Work Safety

Department of Health, Western Australia. Fall Prevention Model of Care. (2014). Available from; https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/Files/Corporate/general%20documents/Health%20Networks/Falls%20prevention/Falls-Prevention-Model-of-Care.pdf

2016

Alcohol-related harm, Falls, Road Trauma

Primary

Whole Community

Hendrie, D., Miller, T., Randall, S., Brameld, K. & Moorin, R. Incidence and costs of injury in WA 2012. (2016). Available from; https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/Files/Corporate/Reports%20and%20publications/Cost-of-injury/Incidence-and-costs-of-injury-in-wa.pdf

2016

Primary

Whole Community

Sherrington, C. et al. Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med (2016). Available from; https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/51/24/1750

2017

Falls

Secondary

Aboriginal Communities

Lukaszyk, C. et al. Fall-related hospitalisations of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. Medical Journal of Australia 207, 31–35 (2017). Available from; https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2017/207/1/fall-related-hospitalisations-older-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people

2018

Falls

Secondary, Tertiary

Older Adults (65 years and over)

Home Safety

AIHW: Pointer, S. Trends in hospitalised injury due to falls in older people, 2002-03 to 2014-15. (2018). Available from; https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/injury/hospitalised-falls-older-people-2002-03-to-2014-15/contents/table-of-contents

2018

Falls

Secondary

Older Adults (65 years and over)

Home Safety

Naseri, C. et al. Reducing falls in older adults recently discharged from hospital: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and ageing ePub, ePub (2018). Available from;https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29584895/
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