The NZIPS serious non-fatal injury outcome indicators define ‘seriousness’ in terms of threat to life. Serious injuries should not, however, be considered only in terms of threat to life. Injuries that result in long term disability and substantial cost are also serious. Relatively minor injuries in terms of threat to life may result in long term disability without adequate management and rehabilitation.
Aim: To produce a chartbook of impairment-related injury (annual frequencies and age standardized rates) for all hospitalised, non-fatal injury for each of the NZIPS priority areas.
Funding: Accident Compensation Corporation.