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National Injury Prevention Strategy – literature review

The Literature Review highlights the main findings from this review with respect to the burden of injuries, the evidence on what works in reducing the burden, and what needs attention. The review has a focus on children and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

The injury and risk areas included in the review are:

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Burns
  • Drowning and submersion
  • Falls
  • Homicide and violence
  • Household-related injury
  • Mental health disorders related to injury
  • Poisoning
  • Road traffic injury
  • Sport injury
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Workplace and farm injury

The Literature Review included 56 relevant national and local strategies and frameworks, highlighting opportunities for a National Injury Prevention Strategy to leverage off those strategies where there are synergies in principles, injury area or population focus. 

Read the full report: National Injury Prevention Strategy – Literature Review June 2019 (PDF 4.7 MB)