Severe injuries require specialized care. In Ontario, there are 11 facilities that offer such care, designated as Lead Trauma Hospitals (LTHs). Based on data collected at these facilities, this issue of the Ontario Injury Compass presents counts and characteristics for hospitalizations due to traumatic injury in Ontario. This data is significant for injury prevention as it provides insight into the causes of the most severe injuries affecting Ontarians.
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Updated March 31, 2015