Journal article

Injury deaths in Australian sport and recreation: Identifying and assessing priorities for prevention

Lauren Fortington, Andrew S McIntosh, Caroline F Finch

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Sport and recreation is beneficial for health and wellbeing but comes with a probability of loss, including occasional fatal injuries. Following high-profile injury deaths in Australia, concerns are raised regarding the safety of sport participation. To understand the scale and scope of injury deaths, and identify potential prevention opportunities, the aim of this investigation was to describe the number and nature of fatal injuries in Australian sport and recreation. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of injury deaths reported between 1 July 2000 to 31 December 2019 using data from the National Coronial Information System, Australia. Unintentional deaths with an ex..

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