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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

2021

Road Trauma

Primary

Aboriginal Communities

Transport Safety

Pammer, K., Freire, M., Gauld, C. & Towney, N. Keeping Safe on Australian Roads: Overview of Key Determinants of Risky Driving, Passenger Injury, and Fatalities for Indigenous Populations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, 2446 (2021). Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7967563/

2021

Alcohol-related harm, Intentional self-harm, Road Trauma, Violence

Primary

Aboriginal Communities

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2020. (2021) Available from: https://healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/learn/health-facts/ overview-aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-health-status

2020

Road Trauma

Secondary

Whole Community

Transport Safety

Royal Perth Hospital. 10 years of road trauma admissions to Royal Perth Hospital. (2020). Available from:https://knowinjury.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2020/09/Royal-Perth-Road-Trauma-Report-2020.pdf

2020

Road Trauma

Secondary

Whole Community

Transport Safety

Baschera, D., Lawless, A., Roeters, R., Frysch, C. W. S. & Zellweger, R. Severity and predictors of head injury due to bicycle accidents in Western Australia. Acta Neurochir (2020) doi:10.1007/s00701-020-04626-w. Available from; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33113011/

2020

Road Trauma

Whole Community

Transport Safety

Government of Western Australia. Driving Change. Road Safety Strategy for Western Australia 2020-2030. (2020). Available from; https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/RSC/media/Documents/Road%20Data/Driving-Change-WA-Road-Safety-Strategy-2020-2030-FINAL.pdf

2018

Alcohol-related harm, Road Trauma

Primary

Whole Community

Transport Safety

This study found that road traffic crashes with more on-premise outlets nearby were more likely to be alcohol-related, however there inconsistent results regarding the proximity of bottleshops and the type of road traffic crash. Reference: Hobday, M. & Meuleners, L. Alcohol and non-alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes in Perth, Australia: do alcohol outlets make a difference? Accident analysis and prevention 113, 117–124 (2018). Available from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001457518300137

2017

Alcohol-related harm, Road Trauma

Tertiary

Adults (26 - 64 years), Regional / Remote Communities, Young People (15 - 25 years)

Transport Safety

Road Safety Commission WA. 2016 summary: Preliminary fatal and critical injuries on Western Australian roads [Internet]. 2017. Available from: https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/

2016

Road Trauma

Primary

Health Professionals

Transport Safety

Western Australian Local Government Association. Estimating the value of contributions to community-level action for road safety. Proceedings of the 2016 Australiasian Road Safety Conference. Canberra, Australia. 2016. Available from: http://www.roadwise.asn.au/Assets/Report_-_Estimating_the_value_of_contributions_to_community_level_action_for_road_safety_May_2016.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

Alcohol-related harm, Burns and Scalds, Drowning, Falls, Intentional self-harm, Poisoning, Road Trauma, Violence

Aboriginal Communities, Adults (26 - 64 years), Young People (15 - 25 years)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2011 [Internet]. Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; 2016 [cited 2017 Feb 20]. (3). Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/d4df9251-c4b6-452f-a877- 8370b6124219/19663.pdf.aspx?inline=true
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