All parachute injuries from two local parachute centres over a 5-year period were analysed.
Of 174 patients with injuries of varying severity, 94% were first-time charity-parachutists.
The injury rate in charity-parachutists was 11% at an average cost of £3751 per casualty.
Sixty-three percent of casualties who were charity-parachutists required hospital admission, representing a serious injury rate of 7%, at an average cost of £5781 per patient.
The amount raised per person for charity was £30.
Each pound raised for charity cost the NHS £13.75 in return.
Parachuting for charity costs more money than it raises, carries a high risk of serious personal injury and places a significant burden on health resources.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Incidence, Parachutisme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Analyse coût, Coût, Economie santé, Epidémiologie, Médecine sport, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Incidence, Parachuting, United Kingdom, Europe, Cost analysis, Costs, Health economy, Epidemiology, Sports medicine, Human
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Cote : 99-0312351
Code Inist : 002B16L. Création : 16/11/1999.