Injury hospitalisations in Australia 1999-00 to 2014-15

Injury hospitalisations in Australia 1999-00 to 2014-15

By Know Injury • June 5th, 2018

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfares new report, Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia 1999-00 to 2014-15, highlights that after adjusting for population changes, on average there was a 1% increase in injury hospitalisations every year, from 327,000 hospitalisations in 1999-00 to 480,000 in 2014-15. As indicated in the table below, the leading causes ofmore…

New Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples resource

By Know Injury • May 22nd, 2018

In WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are hospitalised due to injury 2.5 times more than non-Aboriginal people, with 10,165 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples hospitalised due to injury from July 2013 to June 2015. This alarming statistic is part of Know Injury’s new resource for WA health professionals, examining the impact ofmore…

Gun Control in Australia

By Know Injury • May 21st, 2018

Injury Matters recently released a blog post in regards to Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s talk of creating a national ‘firearms advisory council’. To view the objection to the creation of the proposed council, click here.  

2018/19 Federal Budget – Injury Overview

By Know Injury • May 10th, 2018

Following the release of the 2018/19 Federal Budget on 8 May 2018, Injury Matters released the following summary regarding the injury prevention related expenditures. . . . The 2018-19 Federal Budget was released on 8 May 2018, which revealed a $12.4 billion increase in the Health Budget, to $99.1 billion for health, aged care andmore…

WA children sporting injury hospitalisation

By Know Injury • May 8th, 2018

Participation in sporting activities offers children numerous health benefits, however participation in sport can also result in an injury. Exploring the incidence of sporting injury presentations to Princess Margaret Hospital’s Emergency Department (PMH ED), Kidsafe WA recently released a research report exploring this topic. As indicated in the infographic below from the childhood sporting injuriesmore…