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Document ID (ISN)108575
CIS number 08-1059
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mitchell R., McClure R., Driscoll T.
Title Refining estimates of hospitalised work-related injuries in NSW, 2000/01 to 2004/05
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.24, No.1, p.33-42. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract Accurate estimates of the incidence of hospitalized work-related injuries are not currently available from national hospitalized data sources in Australia. This study uses New South Wales hospitalization data to quantify the variation in estimates and compare the profile of work-related injury that arise from the use of different variables within morbidity data to define the work-related status of an injury. It is concluded that hospital data should be linked to additional data sources for an improved reliability in determining the occupational nature of an injury.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; New South Wales; hospitals; injuries; morbidity
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; Australia; safety and health documentation; frequency rates; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services