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The cost of injury in New South Wales: A risk management framework

Mary Potter-Forbes

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(4) 72 - 75 Published: 2002

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Mary Potter-Forbes

Abstract

The New South Wales Injury Risk Management Research Centre (IRMRC) at the University of New South Wales has been commissioned to estimate the NSW ‘whole-of-life’ cost of injury for use in future resource planning and investment decisions. This ‘incidence based’ approach estimates the expected real costs and economic losses for injuries sustained in a given year, calculated to the endpoint of recovery or death from the injury.