Journal article

Cross-country comparison of victimisation-related injury admission in children and adolescents in England and Western Australia

Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo, Allison Ward, Melissa O'Donnell, Leah Li, Andreas Roposch, Fiona Stanley, Ruth Gilbert



BACKGROUND: A single, standardised measure of victimisation-related (VR) injury admission in hospital administrative datasets could allow monitoring of preventive and response strategies and international comparisons of policy. Consistency of risk factors and incidence rates for a measure of victimisation-related injury in different countries with similar access to healthcare services would provide indirect evidence for measure validity. METHODS: Cohorts were derived from hospital administrative data for children aged less than 18 years who were admitted for acute injury to hospitals in England or Western Australia (WA) in 2000 to 2008. We compared the effects of age, sex and deprivation on ..

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Awarded by Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We also acknowledge the partnership of the Western Australian Government Departments of Health, Child Protection, Education, Disability Services, Corrective Services and the Attorney General, which provided data for this project and this article does not necessarily reflect the views of the government departments. Melissa O'Donnell was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Public Health Fellowship with further support by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant. We are grateful to Jenny Woodman for commenting on the analyses and report.