Journal article

Applying a systems thinking lens to injury causation in the outdoors: Evidence collected during 3 years of the Understanding and Preventing Led Outdoor Accidents Data System

Scott McLean, Caroline F Finch, Natassia Goode, Amanda Clacy, Lauren J Coventon, Paul M Salmon

INJURY PREVENTION | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: This article presents a detailed systems analysis of injury incidents from 35 Australian led outdoor activity organisations between 2014 to 2017. METHOD: Injury incident reports were collected using a specific led outdoor activity incident reporting system known as UPLOADS (Understanding and Preventing Led Outdoor Accidents Data System). RESULTS: In total, 1367 people sustained injuries from across 20 different activities, with an injury rate of 1.9 injured people per 1000 participants over the three-year period. A total of 2234 contributory factors from multiple levels of the led outdoor activity system were identified from the incident reports, and 361 relationships were iden..

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