Journal article

Time to add a new priority target for child injury prevention? The case for an excess burden associated with sport and exercise injury: population-based study

Caroline F Finch, Anna Wong Shee, Angela Clapperton

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the population-level burden of sports injuries compared with that for road traffic injury for children aged <15 years in Victoria, Australia. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Analysis of routinely collected data relating to non-fatal hospital-treated sports injury and road traffic injury cases for children aged <15 years in Victoria, Australia, over 2004-2010, inclusive. PARTICIPANTS: 75 413 non-fatal hospital-treated sports injury and road traffic injury cases in children aged <15 years. Data included: all Victorian public and private hospital hospitalisations, using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Proble..

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