Incidence and Costs of Transport-Related Injury In Western Australia
Keywords: Road Trauma
The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and costs of transport-related injury in Western Australia. Data were obtained from linked administrative health and personal motor injury claims data. Costs allocated to injury events included health sector costs, longer term care costs, loss of productivity and quality of life loss. The number of transport-related injury events in 2012 was 12,997, with total costs of $1.3bn. Incidence and mean costs varied across multiple dimensions including sex, age group, Aboriginality, socio-economic quintile and health region. The study provides a useful evidence base for policymakers in planning injury prevention strategies.