Preventing recreational sports injuries: practicalities and governance

Nicholas S Peirce and Craig Ranson
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja18.00132
Published online: 2 April 2018

Robust injury surveillance is the key to understanding and preventing recreational sport injuries

Sport and recreational activities are profoundly important for easing the economic and personal burdens of chronic disease and mental illness. International organisations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States and the World Health Organization, have mapped both their positive contributions to mental and physical wellbeing and the costs of inactivity.1,2 Sport and recreational activities are also an integral part of society, not least in Australia, where professional sport and outdoor activities contribute significantly to the national identity.

  • Nicholas S Peirce1
  • Craig Ranson2

  • 1 National Cricket Performance Centre, England and Wales Cricket Board, London, United Kingdom
  • 2 English Institute of Sport, Manchester, United Kingdom


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