Work-related injuries resulting in hospitalisation report released

Safe Work Australia have released the work-related injuries resulting in hospitalisation —July 2006 to June 2009 report, which examines workers known to have sustained an injury of such severity that they were admitted to a hospital for medical treatment. The report is based on hospital separation data supplied by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) from the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD). Hospitalisation data provides a valuable alternative insight into the types and causes of work-related injury to that provided by other information sources, such as workers’ compensation data. Hospitalisation data has the advantage of potentially including both employees and self-employed workers whereas workers’ compensation data is limited to employees. Further information is available at: Work-related-injuries-resulting-in-hospitalisation-july-2006-june-2009

Safe Work Australia, 20 February 2013 ; ;