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Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia: 1999-00 to 2012-13

Posted on: 7 September, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 3, July 2015 – September 2015
Related to Injury Hospitalisation Road safety

Pointer S (2015)
Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia: 1999-00 to 2012-13
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report describes trends in the occurrence of injuries requiring hospitalisation in Australia (public and private hospitals) from 1 July 1999 to 30 June 2013. Injury is described according to major types of external causes of injury. The report covers injuries that occurred in community settings such as car crashes, interpersonal violence, sporting and recreational activities, and work.

The broad topics in this report are:

  • an overview of injury cases in 2012-13
  • trends in injury (the number and rate of separations and estimated cases over time by age and sex)
  • trends in the severity of injury (high-threat-to-life and length-of-stay indicators)
  • trends in external causes of injury (number and rate of estimated cases over time by age and sex for each major external cause).
Analysis of trends in injury among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is presented for the period 2004-05 to 2012-13.The year 2004-05 was chosen as the starting period for the analysis to maximise the number of jurisdictions available for inclusion that were assessed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as having adequate identification of Indigenous hospitalised cases.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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