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Quad-bike, sport and recreation, and domestic and family violence related admissions to Royal Perth Hospital, 2010-2019

Quad-bike, sport and recreation, and domestic and family violence related admissions to Royal Perth Hospital, 2010-2019

By Injury Matters • March 3rd, 2020

The Royal Perth Hospital Trauma Registry collects data regarding trauma patients who present to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment within seven days of obtaining an injury. The East Metropolitan Health Service regularly monitor the data collated within the Registry and produce injury topic-specific summary reports. Royal Perth Hospital have recently produced three reports, summarising tenmore…

Injury deaths in Australia in 2016-17

By Injury Matters • December 4th, 2019

Injury deaths in Australia 2016-17 The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently released a report regarding the incidence of injury deaths in Australia, “Trends in injury deaths, Australia, 1999–00 to 2016–17”. The report found that injury was the cause of 8.2% of all deaths in Australia in 2016-17 (n=13,144). From 1999-00 to 2016-17more…

WA Violence Prevention Initiatives

By Injury Matters • November 7th, 2019

In Australia, one in six women and one in sixteen men have experienced at least one incident of violence by a partner.1 In 2018, there were 37 homicides related to family and domestic violence in Western Australia (WA).2 To highlight the incidence of family and domestic violence in WA, the key drivers behind its prevalencemore…

WA Causes of Death in 2018

By Injury Matters • October 8th, 2019

Twenty-eight more Western Australians died due to injury in 2018, compared to 2017. The injury areas that experienced the highest increase in deaths in 2018 included “other accidental threats to breathing” (1,300% increase, n=28 vs n=2), “exposure to inanimate mechanical forces” (133% increase, n=7 vs n=2) and “assault” (109% increase, n=46 vs n=22).

Homelessness and injury

By • October 7th, 2019

On any given night in Western Australia, approximately 9,000 people are homeless. With family and domestic violence being the number one reason that people seek homelessness assistance in WA and 1 in 6 people who present to Royal Perth Hospital’s Homelessness Team having a primary diagnosis of injury, injury is both a driver of homelessnessmore…