The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found head injuries were responsible for 17% of all injury deaths, with falls, transport and assault the leading causes

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Every four minutes an Australian is hospitalised with a head injury, with cases rising nearly 7% after dropping during Covid-19 lockdowns and disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable Australians, new data shows.

A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Aihw) published on Thursday has found in 2020-21, head injuries accounted for more than one in five of all injury emergency department presentations.

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