School and Community Injury Prevention

Understanding serious quad bike-related injuries in Queensland and Northern Territory: Comparing circumstances, patterns, severity, costs and outcomes (2016 - in progress)

 

The aim of this research will be to examine the pattern and severity of injuries sustained, rehabilitation implications, costs and quality of life factors post injury for patients injured while riding quad bikes.  Specifically, this research aims to:

  • Understand the circumstances, pattern and severity of injuries sustained and rehabilitation outcomes of patients injured whilst riding quad bikes;
  • Quantify the health system costs of treatment of these patients;
  • Examine quality of life factors post injury for patients injured while riding quad bikes;
  • Compare the circumstances, patterns, severity, costs and outcomes of patients by remoteness of residence;
  • Identify high risk areas and potential areas for primary, secondary and tertiary intervention to improve trauma clinical practice and patient outcomes.

 

This research is supported by a Trauma and Disaster Management (TRADIM) Research Grant. This research is not CARRS-Q led.

 

Contact: Kirsten Vallmuur Linked to another web site

 

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