Hospitalised injury in NSW: a geographical comparison

Project: Research

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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.
Effective start/end date1/07/1530/04/16