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RESEARCH:

Accident Compensation Corporation: Review of the Economic and Social Costs of Drowning Fatalities and Water-related Injuries Compared to Prevention

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

SUBJECT: Cold Water
TYPE: Report
DATE: 2009


The New Zealand Government developed the Drowning Prevention Strategy (DPS) in August 2005 with the aim of a ‘water safe New Zealand free from drowning’. This report was commissioned by ACC to provide a review of the economic and social costs of drowning and water-related injuries compared with the cost of prevention. The review provides a cost benefit analysis of proposed water safety sector initiatives as part of the implementation of the DPS.

 

COUNTRY

New Zealand

AUTHORS

PricewaterhouseCoopers

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

RESPONDENTS

Literature review on economic and social costs of water-related drowning Interviews with key players in the water safety sector Research of available data on water safety.

ACTIVITY

Fishing

Boats

Diving

Sports

ENVIRONMENT

Beaches

Private swimming pools

Inland water

Offshore

Public swimming pools

Rivers

Ocean

AGE

All Ages

GENDER

Male

Female

ETHNICITY

NZ European

Maori

Pacific

Peoples

Asian

Other

 

 
 

 

 

 

We are leading the development of customised insights that help explain New Zealand’s drowning problem, and shape interventions for safe play across our waterways.
For information contact the Head of Data, Research and Insights on wsnz@watersafety.org.nz

 
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