Following on from the 2012 Wales Burden of Injuries report, PHWs in association with CAPIC, have produced four interim reports focusing on data updates in four key areas; road traffic collisions, assaults, poisonings and falls. These reports present additional figures from 2011 and 2012, as well as more detailed socio-economic profiles.
There are still a number of data completeness and coding issues and some of the differences reported here may reflect variations in data quality. Nevertheless, the best way to improve data quality is to use the data and stimulate interest in the results.
To download the reports please click on the links below:
The Burden of Injury in Wales – Road Traffic Collisions
The Burden of Injury in Wales – Poisonings
The Burden of Injury in Wales – Assaults
The Burden of Injury in Wales – Falls
The Public Health Outcomes Framework includes 2 related indicators of emergency hospital admissions in older people: indicator 2.24 – ‘injuries due to falls in people aged 65 and over’ in the ‘Health Improvement’ domain and indicator 4.14 ‘hip fractures in people aged 65 and over’ in the ‘Healthcare and Premature Mortality’ domain. Each is measured separately in age groups 65 and over, 65-79 and 80 and over, and the falls in age 65 and over also includes a males/females split. The indicator is available at both upper and lower tier local authority level and trend data can be viewed for the years 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13. Local Authorities can also be grouped and compared by deprivation level or type of area.
FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.phoutcomes.info/
The BBC produced a documentary ‘Protecting our Parents’ based on the activity of Birmingham’s older adults care teams over the course of a year, from the perspective of the professionals, families and the elderly.
This was broadcast over 3 episodes 1 May to 17 April 2014 and featured issues such as the impact of falls. Although the programmes are no longer available to view online, the related BBC website provides a description of the episodes and a number of video clips.
The website also provides a number of statistics, including those relating to falls and fractures, and links to further useful resources.
FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b041mq9q
RoSPA have produced a spreadsheet providing information on the numbers and rates of hospital admissions due to unintentional injuries, for children under the age of five and also for adults aged 65 years and over,for each of Scotland’s local authority areas as well as Scotland as a whole.
These figures are available for the ten years from 2003/04 to 2012/13 and highlight those injuries that have happened in the home as well as on the road (along with those that are recorded as ‘other’ and ‘unknown’).
Hospital admissions spreadsheet: http://www.injuryobservatory.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/LA-Hospital-Admissions.xls
This information should be read in conjunction with the attached Notes page and can be found directly from the ISD website at http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Emergency-Care/ (select Unintentional Injures (published 25th Feb 2014)).
The following analyses conducted by CAPIC and AWISS (All Wales Injury Surveillance System) contain unintentional fall related hospital admissions in Welsh residents aged 60 and over.
Number of falls admissions are presented by year from 2000 – 2012
In addition, for the year 2012, the number of fall injuries are broken down by age, gender, Local Authority and area-level deprivation.
Please refer to the ‘Summary’ page for further information about the data sources, data quality issues and guidance on interpreting the results.
Hospital admissions for unintentional falls in Welsh residents aged 60 and over
Countries Covered: UK and Ireland
To help injury practitioners find relevant and up to date injury related statistics; IOBI have produced guides on where to find injury data in the constituent countries of the UK and Ireland. As well providing guidance on where to find general statistics, links to themed statistics (e.g. road accidents, self-harm, falls) are also provided. England and Wales guides also include: injury related strategies, policies and reviews, and further information on selected injury databases.
Please also refer to Data and Statistics in the Cross-Cutting Themes section
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