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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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  • Funding CFF was supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (ID: 565900). The Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention is one of the International Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.