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Serious injury outcome indicator reports

2000–15

The three serious injury outcome indicator reports for 2000–15 present annual numbers and rates for serious injury outcomes in New Zealand, through a set of indicators for fatal and non-fatal injuries:

For details about the updates and process improvements for these publications see:

2000–14

The three serious injury outcome indicator reports for 2000–14 present annual numbers and rates for serious injury outcomes in New Zealand, through a set of indicators for fatal and non-fatal injuries. 

For details about the updates and process improvements for these publications see:

2000–13

2000–11

These three reports were originally published in December 2012, without the work-related injury indicators because of quality concerns. The indicators were redeveloped and republished in 2013.

1996–2010

1994–2010

Note: Customers should no longer use these reports because the work-related indicators have been redeveloped since they were published.

See Serious injury outcome indicators – technical report (published 2011) for detail about the indicators' development, and the methodology used for the 1994–2010 reports.

Background to the indicators

The serious injury outcome indicators are the key tool for measuring progress towards injury prevention. Indicators to measure the incidence and rates of injury were developed for six priority areas as a way to monitor performance in reducing injury.

The New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy (NZIPS) was launched in 2003 and focused on the prevention of injury in the six priority areas because they account for most of the serious injuries and injury deaths in New Zealand.

The NZIPS was disestablished in December 2013 and replaced by new governance arrangements that are focused on developing actions for injury prevention.

The six priority areas, as identified by the NZIPS, were:

  • motor-vehicle traffic crashes
  • suicide and deliberate self-harm
  • falls
  • assault
  • workplace injuries
  • drowning.

Indicators were also developed for ‘all injury’ as an overall measure.

The serious injury outcome indicators use national administrative datasets to provide the most robust and reliable measures of serious injury outcomes currently available for New Zealand.

The Protocol for government agency reporting on injury incidence in New Zealand was signed by lead agencies for the NZIPS priority areas in April 2010. This protocol ensures that the agencies use the serious injury outcome indicators to adopt consistent, high-level injury measures when reporting on injury trends.   

The Accident Compensation Corporation leads the Cross-Government Injury Prevention Work Plan. The plan outlines four actions that support and complement existing inter-agency injury prevention initiatives. These actions cover the same injury priority areas as the NZIPS did.

Page updated 14 December 2016

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