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|Institution||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Date||28 May 2013|
|Report number||Injury research and statistics series 73. Cat. no. INJCAT 149|
This report examines the effects of improvements in Indigenous identification in hospitals data on patterns of hospitalised injury among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. These improvements have resulted in the inclusion of hospital separation data from New South Wales and Victoria (the 'two state group') in addition to data from the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland (the 'four state group') in analyses of hospitalised injury.
The report comprises four main sections:
Particular attention is paid to the influence of remoteness on the injury experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The priority issues include: social and emotional wellbeing child and young people's safety violence affecting families and individuals land transport.
Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare