DATA & SURVEILLANCE
Understanding trends and patterns is an important first step in reducing the burden of injury.
The BCIRPU monitors information on injuries, including: how injuries happen, the type of injuries, who gets injured, and why and when they happen. BCIRPU researchers study these data and how individuals, workplaces, governments, health authorities, and other stakeholders can prevent these injuries from happening. Information is used to inform injury prevention initiatives.
Injury Data 101
An injury indicator is a summary measure that reflects variations in trends and injuries.
Child and Youth Serious Injury Indicator Tool
A serious paediatric injury indicator, age standardized hospitalization rate, was developed to be used for evaluation of trends in severe pediatric trauma among those aged 0 to 19 years. This indicator will help identify populations at risk.
The methods and results of the development process have been published in Injury Prevention.