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Implementing the national priorities for injury surveillance

Mitchell, Rebecca J., McClure, Rod J., Williamson, Ann M., & McKenzie, Kirsten (2008) Implementing the national priorities for injury surveillance. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(7), pp. 405-408.

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Abstract

• Injury is a leading cause of disability and death in Australia and is recognised as a national health priority area. • The foundation of successful injury prevention is injury surveillance, and national policies and strategies developed over the past 20 years to reduce the burden of injury in Australia have included 22 recommendations on surveillance — only three of which have been completely implemented. • Priorities for improving injury surveillance include: x1000BE improving current injury mortality and morbidity data collection systems; x1000BE filling the gaps in injury surveillance; x1000BE maintaining vigilance over data quality; x1000BE increasing the integration and accessibility of injury data; x1000BE developing technical expertise in surveillance. • Barriers to implementation of the current National Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Plan include the lack of an implementation plan, performance management structure, appropriate national governance structure and resources — all of which could be overcome with government

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ID Code: 15765
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: injury surveillance, injury mortality, morbidity data
ISSN: 0025-729X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Research Centres > National Centre for Health Information Research & Training
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2008
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2013 10:05

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