Falls data sources - Stay On Your Feet
For a complete understanding, falls injury data should be collected from a range of data sources. This section contains recommended sources for Queensland, Australian and international falls and injury data.
Queensland falls data sources
- For collated statewide falls data, refer to Falls statistics.
- Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit (QISU) - collects injury data from a number of hospital emergency departments on behalf of Queensland Health with the support of Mater Health Services, Brisbane. QISU currently collects data in 16 hospitals across Queensland including three sample regions (metropolitan, regional and remote). QISU also produces injury bulletins that review injuries related to different topics and age groups, and are especially useful for further information about specific child injuries.
Australian falls data sources
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics which provides data on children, youth, Indigenous people, hospitals, expenditure and a range of injury topics.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics - provides access to nationally comparable statistics.
- National Injury Surveillance Unit (NISU), Flinders University Research Centre for Injury Studies, South Australia - provides reports on injury data, develops information sources and provides advice to those working within the injury field.
Additional research is listed in the falls research section.
International falls data sources
- World Health Organization (WHO) - general information on injuries worldwide and for the Western Pacific Region