First Nations of Alberta injury comparison

The Injury Prevention Centre created this report based on the fundamental principle that effective injury prevention requires knowledge of the frequency and nature of injury incidents. This report examines injury-related deaths, hospital admissions, and emergency department visits of Alberta First Nations  residents compared to matched Alberta non-First Nations residents. It then provides an in-depth analysis […]

Big data on the prevalence of injury deaths among 187 488 elderly Chinese in the past 20 years (2000-2020): A systematic review and meta-analysis

Background: This study systematically reviewed injury death and causes in the elderly population in China from 2000 to 2020, to prevent or reduce the occurrence of injuries and death. Methods: The CNKI, VIP, Wan Fang, MEDLINE, Embase, SinoMed, and Web of Science databases were searched to collect epidemiological characteristics of injury death among elderly over 60 years […]

Research utility and limitations of textual data in the National Violent Death Reporting System: A scoping review and recommendations

Background Many studies of injury deaths rely on mortality data that contain limited contextual information about decedents. The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) is unique among such data systems in that each observation includes both quantitative variables and qualitative texts (called “narratives”) abstracted from original source documents. These narratives provide rich data regarding salient […]

Pathway to injury prevention: Review part 2

On March 13, 2023, the Manager of Provincial Injury Prevention (PIP) asked members of the Injury Prevention Coordinating Committee (IPCC) to review the March 2023 draft of the Pathway to Injury Prevention (Pathway) and answer seven review questions. Integrated into the March draft was feedback that was provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS) zone and […]

Pathway to injury prevention: Review part 1

On January 9, 2023, Provincial Injury Prevention (PIP) asked members of the Suicide Prevention, Domestic Violence Prevention, and Unintentional Injury Prevention Direction Setting Committees, and staff from 16 Alberta Health Services’ zone and provincial teams1 to review the Pathway to Injury Prevention (Pathway). PIP asked these groups to review the December 2022 draft version of […]

Pathway to injury prevention

The Pathway to Injury Prevention (Pathway) was developed to provide direction and guidance to Alberta Health Services (AHS) Provincial Injury Prevention (PIP) team, AHS Zones, other provincial AHS teams, and Alberta-wide partners with a vested interest in injury prevention. The Pathway is upstream and equity-centered and uses a population health approach. The Pathway framework addresses […]

Proceedings from the Second Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention, 2022: Creating a sustainable healthcare coalition to advance a multidisciplinary public health approach

In 2019, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the inaugural Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention. The Summit convened representatives from 44 major medical, public health, and injury prevention professional organizations with a goal to develop consensus on collaborative opportunities to address the growing problem of firearm-related injury and death in the US.1 The […]

Escalating costs of self-injury mortality in the 21st century United States: An interstate observational study

Background Estimating the economic costs of self-injury mortality (SIM) can inform health planning and clinical and public health interventions, serve as a basis for their evaluation, and provide the foundation for broadly disseminating evidence-based policies and practices. SIM is operationalized as a composite of all registered suicides at any age, and 80% of drug overdose […]

Cost of injuries in Alberta, 2017

Injuries are the leading cause of death for Albertans one to 44 years of age and claim the lives of more children than all other causes. The costs of injuries to children, seniors, families, our health care system and to society is staggering. The Injury Prevention Centre is pleased to publish Economic Cost of Injuries […]

The impact of parental injury on children’s mental health diagnoses and classes of psychotropic medication by child age

Background Civilian and military research has linked parental illness and injury with increased overall mental health care and psychiatric medication use in children. Care for specific mental health conditions and medications by child age have not been reported. Objective We sought to quantify the effect of parental illness and injury on child mental health care […]

Evidence summary on the prevention of poisoning in Canada

Poisoning represents a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Canada and around the world. Furthermore, poisonings account for a significant number of hospitalizations and an even greater number of emergency department visits each year in Canada. while it is important to recognize that poisonings can occur in individuals from all walks of life regardless […]

Intentional injury and the risk of subsequent hospitalization for attempted suicide

OBJECTIVE: Trauma patients are at increased risk of suicidal behavior. The association between assault injury and subsequent suicidal behavior relative to unintentional injury remains under-studied. This study hypothesized that trauma patients with assault injuries would demonstrate greater risk of subsequent suicide attempt hospitalization compared to patients with unintentional injury. METHOD: Trauma patients hospitalized in Washington […]

Child and youth injury report for Alberta

Hospital Admissions 2004-2013 Emergency Department Visits 2011-2014

Distinctive injury deaths: The role of environment, policy and measurement across states.

Background Maps identifying the most distinctive feature of each state have become popular on social media, but may also have important public health applications. A map identifying the most distinctive injury death in each state could be a useful tool for policymakers, enabling them to identify potential gaps in prevention efforts. Objective To identify the most distinctive […]

Alberta injury data report: Injury deaths and hospitalizations, province-wide (1992-1994) and by health region (1994)

This is the third edition of the Alberta Injury Data Report. The years of injury data investigated in this report covers the period 1992-1994. The report also examines trends in injury deaths and hospitalizations in Alberta 1985-1994. By Disseminating injury data, our objective is to support communities to act in the interests of their population. […]

Alberta Child & Teen Injury: Data report 1997

This first edition of the Alberta Child & Teen Injury Data Report is based on the fundamental principle that injury control requires knowledge of the frequency and nature of the injury incidents. This report is a collaborative effort between ACICR and KIDSAFE Connection and is designed to be used as a supplement to the Alberta […]

Injury prevention: Meeting the challenge

Injury is one of the most overlooked major health problems facing the United States today, killing more than 142,000 annually and causing 62 million more to require medical attention. This up-to-date volume focuses on the techniques needed to identify particular injury problems, helping readers to take the proper preventive action, and monitor the results of […]

Predictors for suicidal ideation after occupational injury.

Risk of suicide has been associated with trauma and negative life events in several studies. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of suicidal ideation, and the population attributable risk among workers after occupational injuries. We investigated workers who had been hospitalized for ≧ 3 days after occupational injuries between February 1 and August […]

The psychological response to injury in student athletes: A narrative review with a focus on mental health.

Stress is an important antecedent to injuries and can play a role in the response to, rehabilitation and return to play after injury. The psychological response to injury can trigger and/or unmask mental health issues including depression and suicidal ideation, anxiety, disordered eating, and substance use/abuse. There are barriers to mental health treatment in athletes. […]

Correlates of suicidal ideation in physically injured trauma survivors.

Epidemiologic studies have documented that injury survivors are at increased risk for suicide. We evaluated 206 trauma survivors to examine demographic, clinical, and injury characteristics associated with suicidal ideation during hospitalization and across 1 year. Results indicate that mental health functioning, depression symptoms, and history of mental health services were associated with suicidal ideation in […]

Comparison of Injury-Related Hospitalised Morbidity and Mortality in Urban and Rural Areas in Australia

This article identified & compared the pattern of injury mortality & hospitalized injury morbidity for urban & rural residents in New South Wales, Australia. Hospitalization data for July 2000-June 2005 & mortality data for January 2000-December 2004 were obtained. Rural residents experienced higher standardized mortality ratios for many types of injuries, including self-harm. (37 refs.)

Children and Youth Injuries in Alberta

This report provides statistics on injury & deaths among children & youth, age 1-19 years, in Alberta. Injuries were the leading cause of death for this population in 2005. Over the period 1997-2006 motor vehicle-related admissions were the leading cause of injury admissions for youth 15-19 years followed by attempted suicide/self-inflicted injuries. In 2006, suicide/attempted […]

The Economic Burden of Injury in Canada

Text is available in English & French.