Hospitalised injury in NSW a geographic comparison

Hospitalised injury in NSW a geographic comparison

Author: Rebecca Mitchell

Resource type: Reports and monographs

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.

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Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science

Content owner: Australian Institute of Health Innovation Last updated: 04 Oct 2018 8:03am

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