To provide estimates of the burden of injury that can be used by policy makers to direct actions and policies about injury prevention, acute and chronic injury treatment and injury control; by practitioners to promote a better understanding of rehabilitation after injury, appropriate clinical treatments for injured patients, and patient education; and by researchers to improve understanding of injury burden in BC and elsewhere.
- To explore potential factors, both individual and contextual, affecting child and youth injury rehabilitation across injury types.
- To provide an estimate of quality of life changes from pre-injury to 12 months post-injury among children and youth across different injury types.
- To provide an estimate of personal costs, costs of health care service utilization, and costs to the economy resulting from child and youth injury.
- To develop practical, cost-effective methodology for measuring the burden of child and youth injury that can be expanded to other hospital sites and used as part of regular and on-going patient follow-up.