Medical-attention injuries in community Australian football: a review of 30 years of surveillance data from treatment sources.
Christina L Ekegren, Belinda J Gabbe, Caroline F Finch
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVE: In recent reports, Australian football has outranked other team sports in the frequency of hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) presentations. Understanding the profile of these and other "medical-attention" injuries is vital for developing preventive strategies that can reduce health costs. The objective of this review was to describe the frequency and profile of Australian football injuries presenting for medical attention. DATA SOURCES: A systematic search was carried out to identify peer-reviewed articles and reports presenting original data about Australian football injuries from treatment sources (hospitals, EDs, and health-care clinics). Data extracted included in..View full abstract