Injury, including poisoning, is a leading cause of death and hospitalisation among young Australians and can result in ongoing disability and long-term conditions. The largely preventable nature of injury, combined with its major impact on the health of Australians, led to the identification of injury prevention and control as a National Health Priority Area in 1986, and the development of national injury prevention plans (NPHP 2004).
Burden of injury
Intentional self-harm and suicide
Appendix 1: Statistical tables
Appendix 2: Data sources
End matter: Acknowledgments; References