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Trends in the incidence of hospitalisation for injuries resulting from non-traffic crashes in New South Wales, July 1998 to June 2007

Shanley S S Chong, Wei Du and Julie Hatfield
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (10): 620.
Published online: 15 November 2010

In reply: We acknowledge our error in reporting Henley and Harrison’s findings,1 and commend Bradley and colleagues for providing information about traffic and non-traffic transport injuries separately. We are also pleased that the National Injury Surveillance Unit will soon publish a report including analysis of trends in non-traffic transport injuries, extending our analyses beyond New South Wales. This is consistent with our conclusion that more needs to be done to understand non-traffic crashes.2 We defend our claim that the statistics in many reports and articles often do not clearly distinguish between traffic and non-traffic crashes and injuries.

  • Shanley S S Chong1
  • Wei Du2
  • Julie Hatfield1

  • 1 New South Wales Injury Risk Management Research Centre, University of NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: j.hatfield@unsw.edu.au

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