BCIRPU releases two new reports on injury prevention in BC

Injuries cost British Columbians $3.7 billion over just one year (2010) – that’s over $400,000 an hour or $10.1 million per day.

The BC Casebook for Injury Prevention

The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, in consultation and collaboration with Health Authorities, and with funding support from the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), is proud to announce the launch of the BC Casebook for Injury Prevention. This highly visual, online resource utilizes the latest evidence, novel data charts and infographics that make the case for injury prevention.

The Casebook conveys the burden that preventable injuries pose to society, and demonstrates that appropriate risk management enables, rather than constrains, economic activity. Its purpose is to assist Health Authorities and other injury stakeholders with decision-making, priority setting and planning to support public health and injury prevention in BC.

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The Casebook Casebook Infographic

Please note: the Casebook file has many graphics and some printers may have difficulty printing the file. If you encounter a problem, please visit this Adobe Quick Fix link for assistance.

The Economic Burden of Injury in BC

Injuries from falls, car crashes, poisoning, suicide and other incidents cost British Columbia $3.7 billion in just one year – that’s over $400,000 an hour. The BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit has just released the Economic Burden of Injury in British Columbia report which breaks down the causes of injury, rates and costs within each BC health authority, showing where injury prevention efforts in each health authority could have the greatest return on investment.

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