Sports Medicine

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 169–171 | Cite as

Sports Injury Surveillance has Everything To Do with Sports Medicine

  • David H. Janda
Injury Surveillance Leading Article


Injury is the most under-recognised major public health problem facing the world community. In addition to being an enormous public health issue, injuries continue to usurp our limited healthcare financial resources. It therefore becomes imperative that comprehensive injury occurrence data systems be developed in order to: (i) identify risk factors and types of injuries; (ii) help determine the effectiveness of preventative intervention; and (iii) delineate the costs of injury in order to develop financial resource planning.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David H. Janda
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  1. 1.The Institute for Preventative Sports MedicineAnn ArborUSA

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