This document contributes to a data development plan for the Injury Prevention and Control National Health Priority Area by undertaking a technical review and documentation of the current NHPA injury indicators and data sources. This is achieved by:

  • presenting an updated situation analysis of developments in regard to current data sources relevant to the indicators, highlighting the limitations of these sources and discussing the status of current indicators;
  • providing specifications to improve the technical adequacy of the indicators reported on previously through developing a framework and writing complete specifications for the injury indicators to the extent possible;
  • undertaking a thorough technical review and documentation of the current indicators; and
  • identifying actions and processes required to achieve further improvements in indicators and data sources, by providing a summary of improvements proposed in this and a previous NHPA Report and summarising the information developments required if the foreshadowed improvements are to be achieved.