Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au

 

Impact of improvements to Indigenous identification in hospital data on patterns of hospitalised injury

  • Home
    • » Key resources and services
      • » Bibliography
        • » Impact of improvements to Indigenous identification in hospital data on patterns of hospitalised injury

Impact of improvements to Indigenous identification in hospital data on patterns of hospitalised injury

by AIHW National Injury Surveillance Unit

Report
Year 2013
City Canberra
Institution Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Date 28 May 2013
Report number Injury research and statistics series 73. Cat. no. INJCAT 149

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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:

  • a description of the changes to the jurisdictional inclusion criteria for analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people hospital separations data
  • the use of population data to look at the demographic profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the two state group and a comparison with the demographic profile of the four state group
  • a comparison of the two state group with the four state group on key indicators of injury hospitalisations
  • an examination of a number of priority Indigenous injury issues and the effects of the addition of data from the two state group.

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.

Links

Related program(s)

No program(s) found.

Related conference(s)

No conference(s) found.

 
© 2001-2014 Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet