The Haddon matrix: its contribution to injury prevention and control
Williams, Allan F. (1999) The Haddon matrix: its contribution to injury prevention and control. In McClure, Roderick (Ed.) Third National Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, 9-12 May 1999, Brisbane, Queensland.
William Haddon Jr, a public health physician, was instrumental in applying scientific methods to the study of injuries, particularly motor vehicle injuries. The Haddon matrix, a conceptual model for the systematic exploration of countermeasures, provides an integrated approach to injury control. The matrix includes pre-event, even, and post-event phases, and human, agent/vehicle, and environmental factors. In the motor vehicle field, the matrix helped to shift what was a nearly exclusive focus on the pre-event/human cell to a broader approach involving event and post-event phases. As a result, much has been accomplished through vehicle design changes and other factors to ameliorate the consequences of crashes. In addition, considerable progress has been made in changing behavior in ways that reduce the likelihood of crashes or the severity of their consequences, primarily through the passage of laws in combination with education and public information efforts.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1999 Allan Williams|
|Deposited On:||11 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2011 15:43|
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