Journal article

Australia needs to follow New Zealand's lead on sports injuries.

John W Orchard, Caroline F Finch

Med J Aust | Published : 2002

Abstract

Sports injuries result in substantial costs to the Australian community and also act as a barrier to increased participation in physical activity. However, the Australian healthcare system has no coordinated approach for monitoring or preventing sports injuries. This is in contrast to New Zealand, which has a specific body responsible for managing sports injuries, in a similar way to work injuries and traffic accidents.

University of Melbourne Researchers