Technical notes

This report covers injury hospitalisations where the injured person’s activity was reported to be a sport.

Only a small proportion of all incidents of injury result in admission to a hospital. For each hospital admission, many more cases present to hospital emergency departments but are not admitted, or are seen by a general practitioner. A larger number of generally minor injuries do not receive any medical treatment. A small number of severe injuries that quickly result in death go unrecorded in terms of hospital separations. Injury hospitalisations of longer duration that result in death are captured in hospitalisations data and included in this report, but not separately noted.

This section covers:

  • data sources
  • definitions and classifications used
  • presentation of data in this report
  • analysis methods.