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Using a retrospective cross-sectional study to analyse unintentional fatal drowning in Australia: ICD-10 coding-based methodologies verses actual deaths
  1. Amy E Peden1,2,
  2. Richard C Franklin1,2,
  3. Alison J Mahony1,
  4. Justin Scarr1,
  5. Paul D Barnsley1
  1. 1 Royal Life Saving Society - Australia, Broadway, Australia
  2. 2 College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Amy E Peden; apeden{at}rlssa.org.au

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  • Contributors AEP, RCF and JS conceptualised the study. AEP and RCF gathered the fatality data in the Database. AJM coded the data to ICD-10, critically revised the manuscript and approved the manuscript as submitted. AEP conducted the analysis. AEP and RCF drafted the manuscript and approved as submitted. PDB and JS provided some interpretation of the data, revised it critically and approved the manuscript as submitted.

  • Competing interests AEP, RCF and AJM were responsible for collating data in the database from the Australian National Coronial Information System (NCIS).

  • Ethics approval Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation Human Research Ethics Committee (CF/07/13729; CF/10/25057, CF/13/19798).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement With respect to the minimum dataset underlying this research, these data are available on request; however, as the data are via a third party (coronial data), ethical approval and permission from the data custodians, the Australian National Coronial Information System (NCIS) is required before the authors are able to provide their dataset to the person inquiring. There are strict ethical restrictions around use of these data and it can therefore not be sent to a public repository. Once ethical approval and permission from the NCIS as data custodians has been achieved, researchers can contact ncis@ncis.org.au to gain access to the data.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors AEP, RCF and JS conceptualised the study. AEP and RCF gathered the fatality data in the Database. AJM coded the data to ICD-10, critically revised the manuscript and approved the manuscript as submitted. AEP conducted the analysis. AEP and RCF drafted the manuscript and approved as submitted. PDB and JS provided some interpretation of the data, revised it critically and approved the manuscript as submitted.

  • Competing interests AEP, RCF and AJM were responsible for collating data in the database from the Australian National Coronial Information System (NCIS).

  • Ethics approval Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation Human Research Ethics Committee (CF/07/13729; CF/10/25057, CF/13/19798).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement With respect to the minimum dataset underlying this research, these data are available on request; however, as the data are via a third party (coronial data), ethical approval and permission from the data custodians, the Australian National Coronial Information System (NCIS) is required before the authors are able to provide their dataset to the person inquiring. There are strict ethical restrictions around use of these data and it can therefore not be sent to a public repository. Once ethical approval and permission from the NCIS as data custodians has been achieved, researchers can contact ncis@ncis.org.au to gain access to the data.

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