Housing interventions and control of injury-related structural deficiencies: a review of the evidence
DiGuiseppi, Carolyn, Jacobs, David E., Phelan, Kieran J., Mickalide, Angela D. and Ormandy, David (2010) Housing interventions and control of injury-related structural deficiencies: a review of the evidence. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Vol.16 (No.E-Supplement 5). S34-S43. ISSN 1078-4659Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181e28b10
Subject matter experts systematically reviewed evidence on the effectiveness of housing interventions that affect safety and injury outcomes, such as falls, fire-related injuries, burns, drowning, carbon monoxide poisoning, heat-related deaths, and noise-related harm, associated with structural housing deficiencies. Structural deficiencies were defined as those deficiencies for which a builder, landlord, or homeowner would take responsibility (ie, design, construction, installation, repair, monitoring). Three of the 17 interventions reviewed had sufficient evidence for implementation: installed, working smoke alarms; 4-sided isolation pool fencing; and preset safe hot water temperature. Five interventions needed more field evaluation, 8 needed formative research, and 1 was found to be ineffective. This evidence review shows that housing improvements are likely to help reduce burns and scalds, drowning in pools, and fire-related deaths and injuries.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Public Health Management and Practice|
|Publisher:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Official Date:||September 2010|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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