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The Injury Atlas of Victoria has been developed by the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU), Monash University Accident Research Centre, Australia. The Injury Atlas of Victoria is a platform to explore unintentional injury data and sports injury data for the year 2006-2017 extracted from Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset supplied by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in unintentional injury atlas and sports injury atlas respectively.

Key features:
  • Filter unintentional injury data by year of admission, selected causes and age-groups in unintentional injury atlas
  • Filter sports injury data by year of admission and selected sport activity types in sports injury atlas
  • Filtered data can be viewed in table, map and graphs
  • In the map, filtered data as a count of injuries or rate per 100,000 population can be viewed by local government areas of Victoria
  • Map data can be viewed in a table after successful registration with injury atlas of Victoria
  • Reclassify the map using the different number of classes and classification methods such as Natural breaks (Jenks), quantile and equal interval
  • In the chart, filtered data as a count, percentage and rate per 100,000 population by selected categories (cause, age-groups, sex, nature of the injury, year of admission, body region, settings and bed days) can be viewed where applicable
  • Download chart and chart data after successful registration with injury atlas of Victoria
  • Request the specific data using the data request link in the top right corner of the page

This tool can be utilised by a variety of organisations and individuals such as Commonwealth, state and local government departments and agencies, health and injury prevention organisations, media, business and industry, education institutes, research groups and the community.

Access to quality injury surveillance data provides immense research potential and is crucial to the development of effective injury prevention and safety promotion. The Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU) has been analysing, interpreting and disseminating Victorian data on injury deaths, hospital admissions and emergency department presentations across the state, nationally and internationally for more than 25 years.

Data are used to underpin government injury prevention policies, stimulate research and to develop and evaluate prevention strategies and measures. These include community awareness initiatives and education, legislative and regulatory changes and safety-related environmental, equipment and product design improvements.

This critical information is provided to around 250 organisations and agencies each year, including the Commonwealth, state and local government departments and agencies, health and injury prevention organisations, media, business and industry, education institutes, research groups and the community.

@AIPN 2019
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