Tourist injury

Franklin, Richard C., Miller, Lauren, Watt, Kerrianne, and Leggat, Peter A. (2021) Tourist injury. In: Wilks, Jeffrey, Pendergast, Donna, Leggat, Peter A., and Morgan, Damian, (eds.) Tourist Health, Safety and Wellbeing in the New Normal. Springer, Singapore, pp. 189-218.

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Injury is a leading cause of death for tourists and a common complication of travel. Advice for travellers predominantly focuses on infectious diseases. Injury is contextually specific (e.g., environment, age, gender), and consequently, prevention strategies to reduce injury should also be context-specific. There are few recent global studies on tourist injuries; indeed, it is impossible to measure tourist injuries on a global scale (and even at a country-specific level), due to various challenges. Some visitor safety information is accessible to tourists, but a broad, multi-modal approach encompassing novel approaches is required to reach those most at risk. This chapter describes the risk factors and prevention strategies for the most common injuries sustained by tourists. This includes the common mechanisms such as motor vehicle crashes, drowning, envenoming, injury from alcohol use, burns, falls, and violence.

Item ID: 71061
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-16-5414-5
Copyright Information: © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2021 03:31
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350803 Tourism management @ 10%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420604 Injury prevention @ 90%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110499 Tourism services not elsewhere classified @ 10%
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200408 Injury prevention and control @ 90%
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