The Victorian Injury Surveillance System (VISS) began at The Royal Children’s Hospital in 1988 before being moved to Monash University. Now known as the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit, VISU is part of the Monash Injury Research Institute (MIRI).
Monash University, Clayton campus
1 full time, 3 part-time staff
VISU analyses, interprets and disseminates Victorian data on injury deaths, hospital admissions and emergency department presentations across the state, nationally and internationally. This assists government, the media and other agencies to develop timely, evidence-based campaigns to tackle emerging and ongoing causes of injury.
– tailored data reports upon request
– contributes data to the Department of Health’s Local Government profiles and Regional Health Status profiles
– bi-annual publication, Hazard, which highlights emerging injury trends and reviews issues, such as intimate partner violence
– annual E-Bulletin summarising the analysis of the latest available year of death or unintentional hospital-treated injury data, covering the frequency, rate, trends, causes, location, activity being undertaken, type of injury and body region injured
– factsheets on various injury topics.