Are national injury prevention and research efforts matching the distribution of injuries across sectors?
2015 (English)In: Injury Prevention, ISSN 1353-8047, E-ISSN 1475-5785, Vol. 21, no e1, e113-e115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In 2011, 88% of all unintentional injury fatalities occurred in home and leisure environments in Sweden, while transportation fatalities accounted for 10% and work/school injuries for 2%. The corresponding proportions among non-fatal injuries were 75, 12 and 13%, respectively. However, 83% of the national governmental expenditure on unintentional injury prevention in 2011 was allocated to transportation safety, 7% to home and leisure, and 10% to the work sector including schools. Likewise, around 85% of the governmental research budget aimed for unintentional injury research was allocated to the transportation sector, 9% to home and leisure environments, and 6% to the work and school sector. Our results reveal a striking lack of correspondence between problem profile and governmental countermeasures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 21, no e1, e113-e115 p.
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33378DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2013-041120ISI: 000351693200020PubMedID: 24599902OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-33378DiVA: diva2:737622