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Cost of a roller skating rink to the local accident and emergency department


Nayeem, N and Shires, SE and Porter, JE, Cost of a roller skating rink to the local accident and emergency department, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2, (4) pp. 240-242. ISSN 0306-3674 (1990) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1136/bjsm.24.4.240


A 14 month retrospective study was undertaken to determine the cost implications of the opening of a roller skating rink to the local hospital accident and emergency department (A and E). A total of 398 patients attended following injury at the roller skating rink, of whom 384 were included in the study. The estimated cost of their injuries was determined by the hospital accounts department. The average cost per patient attending the A and E department following roller skating injury was about 100 pounds. The total cost to the A and E department of all injuries sustained at the rink over this period was 38,412 pounds. The cost implications of opening a roller skating rink for the A and E department are considerable. If proposals for self-budgeting are applied, A and E departments will have to seek additional funding if such leisure facilities are opened in their vicinity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Emergency Department, Hospital budget, leisure Roller Skating
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Paramedicine
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health outcomes
UTAS Author:Shires, SE (Professor Lizzi Shires)
ID Code:138597
Year Published:1990
Deposited By:Rural Clinical School
Deposited On:2020-04-17
Last Modified:2020-07-27

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