Table of contents

  • Key findings
  • Introduction
  • Hospitalisations, Australia, 1999-00 to 2003-04
  • Age and sex
  • Principal diagnosis
  • The nature of poisoning admissions
  • Length of stay in hospital
  • Place of occurrence and activity
  • Discussion
  • The effectiveness of child-resistant packaging of medication
  • References
  • Data issues
    • Cases included
    • Age adjustment
    • Data quality
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