The burden of hospitalized sports-related injuries in children: an Australian population-based study, 2005-2013.
Francisco J Schneuer, Jane C Bell, Susan E Adams, Julie Brown, Caroline Finch, Natasha Nassar
Injury Epidemiology | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: There is concern about recent increase and severity of sports-related injuries in children. Despite the benefits of sports participation, injuries may carry long-term health consequences. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence, characteristics and types of hospitalized sports-related injuries in children. METHODS: Population-based study of all acute sports-related injuries requiring hospitalization in children 5 to 15 years of age in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, 2005-2013. Health information was obtained from the NSW Admitted Patient Data Collection, a census of all hospital admissions from public and private hospitals. Children with a recorded ICD10-AM injury code (S00-T79) an..View full abstract