UK Burden of Injury Study
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