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Project Aims

Overarching goal
To provide valid estimates of the burden of non-fatal injury using empirical data

Specific Aims:

  1. Evaluate the influence of existing and alternative classifications of injuries on disability burden estimates;
  2. Identify functional outcome and recovery patterns of multiple injuries and the impact on disability outcomes;
  3. Evaluate methods for integrating the functional outcome associated with multiple injuries into burden of injury measurements;
  4. Establish the duration of disability, and the percentage with persisting disability, for injury groupings based on empirical data;
  5. Establish the comparability of the burden of non-fatal injury (Years Lived with Disability) estimates based on different methodologies;
  6. Develop alternative metrics for the measurement of population injury burden.