UK Burden of Injury Study

East MidlandsInjuries and Accidents
Published Date: 1 Jun 2012

UK Burden of Injury Study

Who?

Adults and children (5 years+) who have had an injury Findings...

• Impact of conditions is measured in disability adjusted life years (DALYs) – combining years lost due to deaths and the years lived with a disability for specific conditions

• Injuries resulted in 1.8 million DALYs in the UK in 2005; 2.6 times more than previously estimated

• 82% of the DALYs are due to the years that people live with disabilities rather than the years lost due to deaths from injuries

• Two thirds of the years that people live with disabilities come from less severe injuries that result in people attending emergency departments; only one third are severe enough to need admission to hospital