Sports injuries in Victoria, 2012-13 to 2014-15: evidence from emergency department records.
D Tharanga Fernando, Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, Caroline F Finch
The Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 2018
Objectives: To report the incidence of presentations to emergency departments (EDs) in Victoria for sport-and active recreation-related injuries; to establish which sports have the highest rates of injury per participant; to assess the effects of age and sport type on the rate of serious sport injury (resulting in admission to hospital). Design, setting and participants: Retrospective analysis of 171 541 ED presentations to 38 Victorian hospitals, 2012-13 to 2014-15. Sports-and active recreation-related injuries in people aged 5 years or more were identified from coded data and by text searches. Main outcome measures: Population rates of injuries by sport and ranking of sports by per partici..View full abstract