Hospital-treated injuries from horse riding in Victoria, Australia: time to refocus on injury prevention?
Siobhán O'Connor, Peta L Hitchens, Lauren V Fortington
BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine | Published : 2018
Background: The most recent report on hospital-treated horse-riding injuries in Victoria was published 20 years ago. Since then, injury countermeasures and new technology have aimed to make horse riding safer for participants. This study provides an update of horse-riding injuries that required hospital treatment in Victoria and examines changes in injury patterns compared with the earlier study. Methods: Horse-riding injuries that required hospital treatment (hospital admission (HA) or emergency department (ED) presentations) were extracted from routinely collected data from public and private hospitals in Victoria from 2002-2003 to 2015-2016. Injury incidence rates per 100 000 Victorian po..View full abstract