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Surveillance is necessary but not sufficient for prevention
  1. C Finch
  1. Professor C Finch, School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, PO Box 663, Mt Helen, Victoria 3353, Australia; c.finch{at}

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I totally agree with Barry Pless1 that injury surveillance alone is not the answer to solving injury problems. In the area in which I do much of my own research, sports injury, this point has also previously been made by myself2 and other leading commentators.34 Unfortunately, as also pointed out by Pless,1 there continues to be significant misunderstanding of exactly what surveillance should be, and the sports injury …

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