Best buys in fall injury prevention

Stokes, Mark and Ozanne-Smith, Joan 2001, Best buys in fall injury prevention, Hazard, no. 48, pp. 1-16.

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Title Best buys in fall injury prevention
Author(s) Stokes, MarkORCID iD for Stokes, Mark
Ozanne-Smith, Joan
Journal name Hazard
Issue number 48
Start page 1
End page 16
Publisher Victorian Injury Surveillance and Applied Research System & Monash University Accident Research Centre
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2001-09
ISSN 1320-0593
Summary More than 4,400 Victorian children are admitted to hospital for fall related injuries annually. Of these, 1,967 are known to have fallen from playground equipment. These 1,967 children consume 5,620 bed days. Another 3,934 children are treated in Emergency Departments for falls from playground equipment. In total, the direct cost borne by government is estimated at more than 4.7 million dollars. The cost in bed days and Emergency services is also considerable.
Language eng
Field of Research 111706 Epidemiology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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