Hospitalised injury in NSW a geographic comparison

Hospitalised injury in NSW a geographic comparison

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Project Members - Macquarie University

Rebecca Mitchell - Associate Professor  E: r.mitchell@mq.edu.au

Project Main Description

Rural residents have been shown to experience higher incidence rates of both injury-related mortality and hospitalised morbidity then urban residents, with the rate of hospitalised injury for rural residents around 1.4 times higher than that of urban residents Australia-wide in 2001-02.

This is a retrospective epidemiological study that has compared the characteristics of hospitalised injury among rural and urban residents in NSW and has also examined hospitalised injuries on farms in NSW. This research has created a hospitalised injury profile of both rural and urban residents of NSW, allowing targeted injury prevention strategies to be developed.

Findings

Urban_rural NSW comparison hospitalised injuries report_FINAL.pdf

Rural residents have been shown to experience higher incidence rates of both injury-related mortality and hospitalised morbidity then urban residents, with the rate of hospitalised injury for rural residents around 1.4 times higher than that of urban residents Australia-wide in 2001-02.

This is the final report on a retrospective epidemiological study that compared the characteristics of hospitalised injury among rural and urban residents in NSW and also examined hospitalised injuries on farms in NSW. This research has created a hospitalised injury profile of both rural and urban residents of NSW, allowing targeted injury prevention strategies to be developed.

Publications

  • Mitchell R. Lower T. Rural-urban variation in injury-related hospitalisation, health outcomes and treatment cost in New South Wales. (2018) Australian Journal of Rural Health 26 (3) 165-172.
  • Lower T.  Mitchell R. (2017) Farm injury hospitalisations in New South Wales (2010 to 2014).  ANZJPH 41 (4) 388-393.

Project Sponsors

Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety

Project Status

Current

Centres Related to this Project

Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science

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