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
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.
JOURNAL / PUBLICATION
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
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.
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