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Major study on cost of Australian injury
  1. Ian Scott
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    The first detailed study on the cost of injury within Australia has been carried out by researchers at the Monash University Accident Research Centre. The study, supported by the Department of Health, was made for the State of Victoria and was directed at broadly describing the epidemiology of injury at all levels of severity and to provide an estimate of the total lifetime cost of injury to the Victorian community for injury cases occurring in 1993/94.

    Broadly, the implication of the research is that the cost of injury to the state was equivalent to about half the state health …

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