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released: 28 Nov 2008 author: Bradley C & Harrison J media release

This report presents national statistics on injuries that resulted in admission to hospitals in Australia. It includes cases discharged during the year to 30 June 2005. Unintentional falls, transport-related injury, intentional self-harm and assault are common causes of hospitalised injury in the Australian community. Injuries due to these and other causes are described, in terms of case numbers and rates, by age and sex, place of usual residence, length of stay in hospital and other characteristics. Injuries sustained while working for income or while engaged in sporting activities are also described. The report will be relevant to anyone interested in gaining an insight into patterns of injury morbidity and the burden it imposes on the Australian community.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978 1 74024 821 1; Cat. no. INJCAT 117; 176pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (127KB PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Executive summary
  • Body sections
    1. Introduction (93KB PDF)
      • 1.1 Data selection
      • 1.2 Report structure
      • 1.3 Profiles of priority injury areas
      • 1.4 Injury hospitalisations 2004-05 overview
    2. Community injury, Australia (147KB PDF)
      • 2.1 Community injury cases
    3. Unintentional injury (417KB PDF)
      • 3.1 Transportation injury cases
      • 3.2 Drowning and submersion injury cases
      • 3.3 Poisoning (pharmaceuticals) injury cases
      • 3.4 Poisoning (other substances) injury cases
      • 3.5 Fall injury cases
      • 3.6 Fires, burns and scalds injury cases
      • 3.7 Other unintentional injury cases
    4. Intentional injury (192KB PDF)
      • 4.1 Intentional self-harm cases
      • 4.2 Assault injury cases
      • 4.3 Undetermined intent injury cases
    5. Work-related community injury (127KB PDF)
    6. Sport-related community injury (129KB PDF)
    7. Complications of surgical and medical care, Australia (125KB PDF)
      • 7.1 Complications of surgical and medical care cases
    8. Residual groups (101KB PDF)
      • 8.1 Residual groups cases
    9. Data Issues (108KB PDF)
      • 9.1 Data sources
      • 9.2 Selection criteria
      • 9.3 Rate calculation
      • 9.4 Small case count issues
      • 9.5 Injury severity
    10. References (42KB PDF)
  • End matter (343KB PDF)
    • Appendixes
      1. Appendix
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

Bradley C & Harrison J 2008. Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia, 2004-05. Injury research and statistics series no. 46. Cat. no. INJCAT 117. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 23 June 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468186>.

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