The VISU Injury Atlas of Victoria allows users a gateway to view 2006-2017 hospital data sourced from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
The burden of unintentional injuries can be visualised in maps showing the number of hospital admissions by Local Government Areas, while charts can be created for injury causes by age group, gender and body region.
The VISU Injury Atlas of Victoria aims to facilitate an easier translation of injury data into practice and spur injury prevention and safety promotion programs for the benefit of local communities.
The interactive online tool is expected to be utilised by state and local government agencies, health and injury prevention organisations, media, business and industry, education institutes, researchers and the community.
“We have been analysing, interpreting and disseminating data on injury deaths, hospital admissions and emergency department presentations in Victoria for over 25 years,” said VISU Director, Associate Professor Janneke Berecki-Gisolf.
“We are pleased to make this particular data available to the general public and our stakeholders in a unique, user-friendly way that has the ability to be an important research and planning tool.”
The VISU Injury Atlas of Victoria offers hospital admission data on unintentional injuries (such as falls, drowning, transport, poisoning, etc.), including a dedicated focus on sports injuries .
Please visit https://vicinjuryatlas.org.au
Key technical features enable users to:
- explore unintentional injury data and sports injury data for the year 2006-2017 extracted from Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset, in the unintentional injury atlasand sports injury atlas, respectively
- explore injury data by selected causes, age-groups, gender, body region injured, place of injury, bed days and year of hospital admission
- visualise the injury data in tables, maps and graphs as counts, proportions or rates per 100,000 population where applicable
- maps, charts and data tables can be downloaded for free after registration with Injury Atlas of Victoria
- the VISU Injury Atlas will include a link to the parent Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit data request service, which will continue as usual to service more complex data requests.
Quotes attributable to Dr Bruce Bolam, Chief Preventive Health Officer, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
“DHHS is proud to support our partner VISU in launching their new Injury Atlas online tool – it will make comprehensive injury data more assessible to the Victorian community.”
“For the first time, the VISU Injury Atlas will allow Victorian local community organisations to readily access injury data specific to their local area, from their very own computers. This will be a huge boost to local planning efforts in injury prevention.”
“DHHS congratulates VISU on launching their new Injury Atlas online tool and making injury data easier to understand and access. This demonstrates Victoria is leading Australian injury surveillance capacity.”