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October 2019 addendum

The addendum provides new intelligence on attendance to admission conversions for unintentional childhood injuries and suggests different hospital processes may have a role to play in higher than average admissions.

It identifies 13 priority locations where a more targeted, place-based approach to childhood accident prevention is recommended.

Initial report

This initial report examines the rise in hospital admissions following an injury in Warwickshire by providing an overview of admissions for childhood injuries in Warwickshire, and where available providing comparative rates between Warwickshire, our statistical peers, the West Midlands region and England. It includes comparative rates within the districts and boroughs in Warwickshire. The most common types of injury sustained are described.

The report also examines the pathways from injury to hospital admission. Accident and Emergency departments are the main route to an admission in hospital following an injury. For this reason, Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data for Accident and Emergency attendance following an injury is also examined, along with the characteristics of those attending Accident and Emergency and those who are then admitted to hospital.

Recommendations for local actions emerging from a multi-disciplinary working group set up by Warwickshire Public Health and a one-day workshop to begin to focus on local needs and early actions for unintentional injuries prevention are presented.

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