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MacDonald, D., Pope, R., & Orr, R. (2015). Profiling the incidents and injuries of part-time and full-time soldiers in the Australian army. Podium presentation at The Australasian Military Medicine Association Conference, 09-11 October 2015, Hobart, Australia.

Abstract published in Journal of Military and Veteran’s Health, 23(4), pp. 22-23.

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•To profile the incidents & injuries reported in Part-time compared to Full-time soldiers serving in the Australian Army


•Retrospective cohort study, covering 01 Jul 2012 –30 Jun 2014

•Incident data for ARES & ARA extracted from WHSCAR database by system administrators & made non-identifiable

•Inclusion Criteria:

–Incident or injury sustained by Part-time or Full-time personnel

–Incident or injury occurred during 01 July 2012-30 June 2014

•Exclusion Criteria:

–Foreign defence service on secondment

–Missing data

•Population sizes ascertained from annual Defence Agency Resources & Planned Performance reports

•Total annual numbers of ARES days served provided by AHQ

•Data analysis:

–Comparison of the types, source & mechanisms of these incidents

–Frequency distributions of key incidents

–Compare Part-time vs. Full-time incidents & injuries

–Incidence & injury rates Year One vs. Year Two

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