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Different injury settings require different cost severity thresholds
  1. Caroline F Finch
  1. Correspondence to Professor Caroline F Finch, Australian Centre for Research into Sports Injury and its Prevention, Monash Injury Research Institute, Building 70, Monash University Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Victoria 3800, Australia; caroline.finch{at}

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Langley and Cryer1 argue that prioritising prevention investment should be based on severity thresholds. There is likely to be consensus about which injuries have a high threat-to-life or disability, irrespective of the injury setting. However, the ranking of ‘high cost’ injuries needs to depend on injury context.

It is common in sport for the most severe injuries to be considered as those leading …

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