The Injury Outcomes Research Unit aims to help injured people receive better healthcare by researching how people react to, respond to and cope with injury and trauma.
RESEARCHERS within the Injury Outcomes Research Unit have expertise across numerous fields, among them medicine, epidemiology, statistics, psychology, health promotion and population health.
They work closely with:
- (ISCRR) Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research
- WorkSafe Victoria
- (TAC) Transport Accident Commission
Additionally, maintaining collaborative networks with leading injury focused stakeholders throughout the world.
Injury imposes a major burden both to the injured person and society. Not all patients respond to treatment in the same way, and not all treatments are equal. There is a wide variation in the speed and extent to which people recover.
The MUARC Injury Outcomes Research Unit explores the reasons for variation in the way people, injured in workplace and road crash incidents, respond to rehabilitation, treatment and recovery.
Through our research we are gaining new insights into how best to care for patients within the Australian healthcare system.
Our researchers are working to understand the nature of the problem and establish a range of trials to support evidenced-based improvements in care.